Is there a role for physiotherapy during deep brain stimulation surgery in patients with Parkinson's disease?

@article{Chevrier2006IsTA,
  title={Is there a role for physiotherapy during deep brain stimulation surgery in patients with Parkinson's disease?},
  author={Edith Chevrier and Val{\'e}rie Fraix and Paul Krack and St{\'e}phan Chabard{\`e}s and A-L Benabid and Pierre Pollak},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={
          496-8
        }
}
In our center, a physiotherapist is present in the operative room to bring relief to the Parkinsonian patient during subthalamic nucleus stimulation surgery under local anesthesia. This study searched to determine the causes of pain and suffering during bilateral electrode implantation and to assess the role of physiotherapy. Ninety-two consecutive patients operated on between 2001 and 2004 were included in this retrospective study. A questionnaire with eight items was developed and mailed to… CONTINUE READING

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