Journal article

Neuromodulation for movement disorders

RG Bittar

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

The field of movement disorder surgery is expanding rapidly. This has been accompanied by improvements in neuromodulation technology and neuroimaging, in addition to a realisation that the medical and destructive neurosurgical methods previously employed do not provide an acceptable long-term benefit for many of these patients. The contemporary treatment of Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and other tremulous disorders using deep brain chronic electrical stimulation will be reviewed, and future directions discussed.