(a)Identification. An implanted peripheral nerve stimulator for pain relief is a device that is used to stimulate electrically a peripheral nerve in a patient to relieve severe intractable pain. The stimulator consists of an implanted receiver with electrodes that are placed around a peripheral nerve and an external transmitter for transmitting the stimulating pulses across the patient's skin to the implanted receiver.
(b)Classification. Class II (performance standards).
[44 FR 51730, Sept. 4, 1979, as amended at 78 FR 18234, Mar. 26, 2013]