Pain due to osteoarthritis may impair the early outcome of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease

Clinical Neurology and NeurosurgeryGenty S et al. | November 21, 2011

The results highlight the high prevalence of pain due to osteoarthritis arising shortly after subthalamic implantation. An accurate pain and osteo–articular assessment should be performed preoperatively in parkinsonian candidates for subthalamic nucleus stimulation in order to limit occurrence of complications in the early postoperative period.

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