View Full Version : Intrathecal Pain Pump causing strokes?
08-31-2006, 05:54 AM
:( Does anyone know of a connection of intrathecal pain pumps causing strokes? Thanks alot for any helpl Cheyenna
01-18-2009, 07:12 PM
my husband had a stroke 2 days after surgery and they had put a pain pump in his shoulder could be the same type of thing
01-18-2009, 08:52 PM
I can't answer that with any conviction, but my husband had surgery 7 weeks ago, and they did insert one of those pumps a few hours into the immediate post-operative period.
He also suffered a stroke! Unfortunately he was so sick we didn't notice the stroke immediately, so whether the stroke happened during the surgery, or because of the pump......we have no way of knowing.
My husband is gradually improving. I hope your's is too hopefulwife.
11-05-2010, 08:38 PM
I am very sorry to hear about your husbands having strokes, but I really don't know if a pain pump is to blame. As with any surg there is a chance of a blood clot,and if it breaks away and travels, that can cause stroke. But the placement of the pump is really simple, well compared to 5 major back surgs and 1 to the neck. I hope your husband's do well.
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