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An electrode is adapted to be surgically implanted around a nerve bundle to provide for the selective stimulation thereof. The electrode comprises a biocompatible and dielectric carrier formable from a flattened, opened position to a closed position around the nerve bundle. In its opened position, the carrier exhibits a main body portion extending in the direction of a longitudinal wrapping axis of the carrier and flap portions extending transversely outwardly from opposite ends of the main body portion and from the axis. At least one electrode contact is secured on an inner surface of the carrier and is welded to a wire lead, adapted for connection to a receiver implanted on a patient. In carrying forth the method steps for making the electrode, the carrier originally constitutes a tube that is suitably cut to form the main body and flap portions thereof. The electrode contact is then secured to an inner surface of the carrier and welded to the wire lead.

Title
Surgically implantable peripheral nerve electrode
Application Number
7/299135
Publication Number
4940065
Application Date
January 23, 1989
Publication Date
July 10, 1990
Inventor
Tom F Lue
Millbrae
CA, US
Curtis A Gleason
Palo Alto
CA, US
Richard A Schmidt
San Rafael
CA, US
Emil A Tanagho
San Rafael
CA, US
Assignee
Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
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