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Spasticity
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Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB)TherapySM is a proven treatment for reduction of post-stroke spasticity.1,2,3,5

Spasticity is 

often a consequence of 

a Stroke

Learn more about possible therapies for severe spasticity.


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Every year,

15 million people suffer 

a Stroke<sup>4</sup>


RECOGNISE THE SIGNS

Spasticity is a symptom that can be managed. You don't always have to live with this burden. Early treatment may reduce worsening or severity of spasticity. If you wait too long, severe spasticity can lead to contractures that need to be treated with surgery.

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New study results demonstrate efficacy of ITB TherapySM

SISTERS is the first study in post stroke patients showing the efficacy of ITB TherapySM compared to conventional medical treatment consisting of oral medication.

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WHAT EXPERTS SAY

Find out about frequently asked patient questions and the answers from a specialist.

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Patient story Patsy shares her story

This is the story of Patsy, who developed spasticity as a result of her stroke.

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MEDTRONIC YOUR STROKE CARE
PARTNERS

Learn more about how we provide solutions across the stroke care continuum.

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References

1

Creamer M, Cloud G, Kossmehl P, et al. Intrathecal baclofen therapy versus conventional medical management for severe post-stroke spasticity: Results from a multicentre, randomised, controlled, open-label trial (SISTERS). J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2018 Jun;89(6):642-650.

2

Ivanhoe CB, Francisco GE, McGuire JR, et al. Intrathecal baclofen management of poststroke spastic hypertonia: implications for function and quality of life. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;87(11):1509–15.

3

Schiess MC, Oh IJ, Stimming EF, et al. Prospective 12-month study of intrathecal baclofen therapy for poststroke spasticupper and lower extremity motor control and functional improvement. Neuromodulation. 2011;14(1):38-45.

4

World Health Organization. Global burden of stroke. http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/cvd_atlas_15_burden_stroke.pdf?ua=1

5

Creamer et al. Effect of intrathecal baclofen on pain and quality of life in poststroke spasticity: A randomized trial (SISTERS). Stroke. 2018;49:2129–2137.

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Information contained herein does not replace the recommendations of your healthcare professional. See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, the implant procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative and/or consult the Medtronic website at www.medtronic.com