Subthalamic nucleus stimulation by means of permanently implanted brain electrodes is a very effective therapy for all the cardinal features of Parkinson's disease. In appropriate patients, motor improvement is accompanied by a significantly improved quality of life and a reduced necessity for medication. This article briefly reviews the indications, technique and postoperative management of patients undergoing subthalamic nucleus stimulation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - Jul 2005|
- Deep brain stimulation
- Subthalamic nucleus