Publication date: Dec 02, 2019
The study involved a minimally invasive procedure that offers significant benefits over some other treatments that carry higher risks.
Although a procedure called deep brain stimulation has been successful in some people, it carries potential risks, such as bleeding and infections.
The procedure had several advantages over deep brain stimulation, in terms of the risks involved and how fast the treatment worked.
-Another advantage is the immediate effect this treatment provides, unlike deep brain stimulation, which requires a break-in period for the electrostimulation,” says Dr. Bruno.
According to the National Institute on Aging, Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder characterized by tremors, stiffness, walking, balance, and coordination.
However, Dr. Bruno hopes their study, and others like it will lead to more MRgFUS sites becoming available.
-Few patients know of this treatment option so far, and there are not many specialized centers equipped with the required technology,” Dr. Bruno explains.
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