Abbott SCS error - generator could not deliver the desired strength

Posted by vincescs @vincescs, Mar 28 6:09pm

Hi. I'm two weeks post-op from implanting Abbott's new Eterna SCS. While adjusting my device with the patient controller, I was unable to set the program strength. Instead, I received an error message stating that "The generator could not deliver the desired strength. Contact your clinician if the problem persists." It reset itself to a strength of 1.

I reached out to my device rep and am waiting for a response. Hopefully we can meet this week to check device functionality and reprogram if necessary. I searched the web and found the same error message in both Abbott and St Jude troubleshooting guides, but with no fix mentioned other than to contact your doctor.

Has anyone else seen this error before? How was it resolved?

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I'll answer my own question in case anyone else experiences this in the future. This was quickly resolved by the Abbott rep with a programming change.

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