Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is a therapy used for overactive bladder (OAB) and other urologic conditions.
This therapy stimulates the tibial nerve. For this type of neuromodulation you will not have to have surgery. PTNS is performed during an office visit that takes about 30 minutes. Your health care provider places a needle electrode near your ankle. It sends electrical pulses to the tibial nerve which runs along your knee to the sacral nerves. The electrical pulses help block the nerve signals that aren’t working correctly. Often, patients receive 12 weekly treatments, depending on how well they are doing.