Deep brain stimulation is a widely used technique for the treatment of movement disorders. This method is a breakthrough in treatment of drug-resistant idiopathic Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. The aim of the present paper is to give an inside overview of the postoperative management like fine tuning of the stimulation and balancing the antiparkinsonian medication. We also discuss the advantage of the use of the (Access Therapy) patient controller. After reviewing the stimulation-related side-effects and their management, the contraindicated medical procedures are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Special aspects of patient care after implantation of deep-brain-stimulator|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 30 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology