Calming Essential Tremor with Deep Brain Stimulation

Calming Essential Tremor with Deep Brain Stimulation

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder.It is characterised by bilateral action tremor of the hands and forearms, the head, and, less commonly, the voice, in the absence of other neurological signs. High-frequency stimulation of the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) has been shown to be highly effective in the suppression of tremor.Stimulation provides tremor relief on the side contralateral to the stimulator, completely eliminating tremor in as many as 50% of patients.

Modern Medicine – Issue 5 2019