Control of spasticity and involuntary movements — cerebellar stimulation

Ross Davis, F. Cullen Robert, Marc A. Flitter, Danilo Duenas, Howard Engle, Oscar Papazian, Bonita Weis

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Abstract

By stimulating the medial aspect of the superior surface of the cerebellum with relatively short, low current stimulating pulses, spasticity and some involuntary movements have been reduced. Voluntary movements, as a result, are able to come through better; however, if the child has little voluntary ability, he is at least more relaxed, thus allowing the parents to care for him more easily. The children and adults with cerebral palsy have not been transformed from their previous status, although chronic cerebellar stimulation has allowed them to become more independent, more ambulatory, and more communicative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-140
Number of pages6
JournalStereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Volume40
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

Keywords

  • Athetosis
  • Cerebellar stimulation
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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