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System and Method for Lead Fixation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019571D
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-19

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Inventors:
Sarvani Grandhe [+details]
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Abstract

A medical lead design includes a pitted, grooved, or threaded electrode array tip and a flexible tube or sheath encompassing the electrode array just adjacent the tip. In some embodiments, the electrode array tip adheres to tissue, the tube or sheath adheres to the electrode array at the distal end of the electrode array, and the tube or sheath adheres to tissue at the proximal end of the tube or sheath. Embodiments of the tube or sheath are made from biodegradable material and include electrode windows spaced along the tube or sheath adjacent electrode contacts of the electrode array.