I've also got CRPS, had it since 2007, and like most of us it's already started spreading.
I recently underwent my trial where I was informed by my PM doc that he was recommending the paddle leads. The reasoning was, better contact, less chance of migration. Also now they supposed suture the leads into place. How I'm not sure as I'm at a standstill. Within the last year 3 seperate surgeons had patients end up with complications and end up paralyized. As a result I've successfully done the trial, but now can't find a surgeon willing to do my permanent implant; and with mine having to be all the way up in my neck it adds oodles of risks.
I don't know of anyone with the paddle leads, but as I said, they're supposed to be the newest and greatest thing, way better then the normal leads. Inquire about the suturing of your leads as well as that should help cease the migration issue.
Also, if you have a link about this new procedure, and could let me know the name of your doctor, I would appreciate it!
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Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Neurologist, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled, on Percoset.
February 2011 successful SCSU trial
No surgeon willing to do my SCSU Implant