WaveWriter Alpha

Spinal Cord Stimulator System

The Next Era of Personalization

WaveWriter Alpha provides uncompromised and personalized solutions with a comprehensive portfolio, advanced therapies and a suite of digital solutions for you, your patients and your practice.

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ImageReady MRI Portfolio

Four Systems. Zero Compromise.

With rechargeable and non-rechargeable 16 and 32 contact options, WaveWriter Alpha is our largest portfolio in SCS with Full-body MRI access.

  • Our latest and advanced therapy offerings
  • The ability to target multiple mechanisms of action simultaneously
  • Full-body MRI access including compatibility with previously implanted Boston Scientific leads
  • Bluetooth-enabled for broader connectivity options

 

 

 

Advanced Therapies: FAST and Contour

Boston Scientific advanced the science of SCS by introducing Combination Therapy - the ability to engage multiple mechanisms of action simultaneously. We have taken that advancement a step further by targeting a new, distinct SCS mechanism of action with FAST™.

Paresthesia-Free Pain Relief, In Minutes.

FAST™, Boston Scientific’s new and proprietary therapy, provides profound paresthesia-free pain relief in minutes. Patients can experience significant results before they
leave your clinic, giving you and your patients
confidence in their SCS therapy.

  • Paresthesia-free pain relief within minutes of programming
  • Maximizes your patient’s SCS experience
  • Available in both the trial and permanent implants
  • Targets Surround Inhibition, a new and distinct
    SCS MOA1
  • Real-world observational case series

 

Broad Coverage. Greater Efficiency.

Our optimized Contour™ Therapy delivers broad paresthesia-free coverage across multiple neural targets with enhanced energy efficiency.

  • Uses less energy than conventional paresthesia-free therapy
  • Personalized to each patient’s unique anatomy
  • Designed to mitigate loss of therapy due to lead migration

 

Early Clinical Results with FAST™2

 

 

1FAST is designed to target surround inhibition of a pain area (Hillman and Wall, 1969) as described by J. E. Gilbert, et al., Computational modeling predicts dorsal columns are involved in fast-acting sub-perception spinal cord stimulation (SCS). Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience; 2020, Jan 11-13

2Metzger et al., A Novel Sub-Perception Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Enabling Clinically Significant Pain Relief and Fast Onset, NANS 2021 (n=41)

 

 

Cognita Digital Solutions

Boston Scientific is invested in enhancing your impact in the pain community with Cognita™ – a comprehensive digital solution that helps you to identify, manage, and maintain patients throughout the pain management journey.

IDENTIFY

  • Pain.com to increase patient awareness and locate local pain management physicians
  • PatientFinder helps you understand local referral trends
  • mySCS App to educate patients early in the process

MANAGE

  • Tele-psych evaluations for quicker clearances
  • Pre-Authorization Portal for faster approvals and fewer denials
  • Physician Portal for visibility on patient status and progress

MAINTAIN

  • mySCS app to stay connected with patients post-implant
  • Patient Review to assess overall patient outcomes over time
  • Bluetooth connectivity to enable future patient outcome visibility
  • To get started, contact your Boston Scientific representative to schedule your MBI consultation.

 

 

 

Features & Ordering Information

FEATURE WAVEWRITER ALPHA™ WAVEWRITER ALPHA™ 16 WAVEWRITER ALPHA™ PRIME WAVEWRITER ALPHA™ PRIME 16
Power Sources 32 16 32 16
Volume 21.6cc 20.1cc 36.6cc 34.9cc
Thickness 10.7mm 11.6mm
Battery Type Rechargeable Non-Rechargeable
Battery Capacity 200mAh 7Ah
Wireless Recharging Yes N/A
Wireless Remote Yes
Remote Range 10 Feet
Bluetooth Enabled Yes
MRI Conditionality Full Body
System Type Multiple Independent Current Control (MICC) at 1% increments
FDA Labeling FDA approved for both paresthesia and paresthesia-free therapies
Advanced Paresthesia and Paresthesia-Free Therapies FAST™, Contour™, Illumina 3D™ Standard Rate, High Rate 3D, MicroBurst 3D, Burst 3D, Prism™ Targeting
Simultaneous Combination Therapy Yes
Amplitude 0-25.5mA
Rate 2-1200Hz
Pulse Width 20-1000μs
Upgradeable Yes

MODEL NUMBER

UPN

DESCRIPTION

SC-1416

M365SC14160

WaveWriter Alpha™ Prime 16 Implantable Pulse Generator Kit

SC-1432

M365SC14320

WaveWriter Alpha™ Prime Implantable Pulse Generator Kit

SC-1216

M365SC12160

WaveWriter Alpha™ 16 Implantable Pulse Generator Kit

SC1232

M365SC12320

WaveWriter Alpha™ Implantable Pulse Generator Kit

SC-5572-1

M365SC557210

FreeLink™ Remote Control Kit

SC-6500-72

M365SC6500720

WaveWriter Alpha™ Patient Trial Kit

SC-8436-50

M36SC8436500

CoverEdge™ MRI 50cm, 32 Contact, 4x8 Surgical Lead Kit

SC-8436-70

M36SC8436700

CoverEdge™ MRI 70cm, 32 Contact, 4x8 Surgical Lead Kit

SC8452-50

M365SC8452500

CoverEdge™ X MRI 50cm, 32 Contact, 4x8 Surgical Lead Kit

SC8452-70

M365SC8452700

CoverEdge™ X MRI 70cm, 32 Contact, 4x8 Surgical Lead Kit

     

 

 

Reimbursement

Call the Neuromodulation Reimbursement Help Desk at 1-866-287-0778 or access our reimbursement resources to get up-to-date educational, coverage, coding, payment and product information. Access our guides to easily look up CPT codes, ICD-10 codes, physician RVUs, and Medicare national average reimbursement rates for SCS.

 

 

Resources for You & Your Patients

 

 

 

 

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Boston Scientific offers a wide range of pain therapy solutions. Make an appointment to talk to your representative about how they can tailor a pain management solution that’s right for your patients and your practice. 

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