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DBS for Tremor

Posted by @MakalaJohnson in Just Want to Talk, Jul 13, 2011

Professional violinist Roger Frisch had a diagnosis of essential tremor. For two years he hid the quavering bow by not playing the soft parts of the music, but soon his career was in jeopardy. To save his music, neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic implanted an electrical stimulator in his brain. The catch was, he had to be awake and playing the violin during the operation.

Tags: tech, tremor, Matthew Clark PhD, Medical Edge, Essential Tremor

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