Deep brain stimulation for dystonia.

  title={Deep brain stimulation for dystonia.},
  author={Michele Tagliati and Jay L. Shils and Christina Sun and Ron Alterman},
  journal={Expert review of medical devices},
  volume={1 1},
Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscular contractions that generate twisting and repetitive movements and/or abnormal postures. It can affect a few muscle groups (focal dystonia) or spread to most muscles in the body (generalized dystonia). While botulinum toxin injections can be successfully used to treat focal dystonias, medical options for generalized dystonia are very limited. Surgical therapies--and in particular deep brain stimulation (DBS)--are becoming the… CONTINUE READING


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