Deep Brain Stimulation

Violation of motor functions of the organism as a tremor or shaking palsy greatly reduce the quality of life. Deep brain stimulation can suppress the symptoms. For people with motor disorders are almost impossible to most Simple everyday activities such as dress, eat and write. The cause tremor and paralysis agitans Parkinson's disease is often inherited or acquired disturbance of motor functions. Patients who can not do basic things very badly affected. "The causes of these diseases is based on the violation of deeply located between the nuclei of the brain, the so-called basal ganglia," – says MD Markus Pinsker, deputy chief medical officer, who conducts operations, along with Professor MD, PhD Guido Nikki, chief doctor of neurosurgery stereotaksichekoy the brain were destroyed with high accuracy. Over the past decade, a new method of deep brain stimulation, used more and more in German clinics. In this method, electrodes are implanted long thin a special pivot area (basal ganglia) brain, as well as their connection to elektrostimulyatornoy system, which is located under the skin.

High-frequency signal inhibits the morbidly overexcited noticeably improved. "The main advantage of this method is reversible, meaning that a pre-condition of the newly restored after switching off the machine" – the professor explains Nikki. "In addition, advice and assistance to patients and their relatives held in working closely with other departments. Before surgery, neurologists and child neurologists and psychiatrists consulted in time interdisciplinary conference regarding the decision. "We have a goal – for every patient in violation of the motor functions of the body to pick up an individual treatment strategy, which will cover the remaining options are conservative and take into account the opportunities and