3738368 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 10 patents.

An electrode for the stimulation of the sciatic nerve is disclosed, the electrode being comprised of a pair of physiologically inert plastic strips each of which has a plurality of contact means fixed thereto. The contact or electrode means which preferably are formed of platinum comprise a plurality of buttons positioned on opposite sides the sciatic nerve and are oriented by the surgeon with respect to each other to achieve optimum pain inhibition. When properly placed, the two plastic members are suitably secured to each other. External power means that are electrically coupled to the contact buttons by conductive leads provide selective stimulation of the sciatic nerve in order to relieve pain. The conductive leads for the contact buttons that are not coupled to the source of electrical power are severed.The aforementioned abstract is neither intended to define the invention of the application which, of course, is measured by the claims, nor is it intended to be limiting as to the scope of the invention in any way.

Title
Implantable electrodes for the stimulation of the sciatic nerve
Application Number
05/097,987
Publication Number
3738368
Application Date
December 14, 1970
Publication Date
June 12, 1973
Inventor
Wepsic James S
Avery Roger E
Assignee
Avery Laboratories
IPC
A61n 01/04
A61N 01/05
View Original Source