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Deep Brain Stimulation Implantable Devices being offered by Orlando Hospital

Posted Jun 15 2009 10:54pm

The deep brain stimulation device consists of implantable and external components. A thin, coiled wire with electrodes on the end is placed in a specific target in the brain and is connected to a neurostimulator, which is similar to a pacemaker. The neurostimulator, placed beneath the skin in the chest, produces tiny electrical pulses that are believed to block abnormal brain function that causes disabling movements. image

Medtronic Gets FDA approval for 2 New Deep Brain Stimulation Devices for Parkinson's Disease

The link below shows a banjo player helped by the device.  Higher rates of infection were with surgery, but each person should do their own research.  The video below shows a study, all participants were over the age of 70.  BD 

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