Learn more about Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system whose main characteristic is the progressive death of neurons in one part of the brain.
- Generalised slow clumsiness in performing movements.
- Little spontaneous motility.
- Resting tremors.
- Difficulty walking, mainly when starting to walk and when turning.
- A certain degree of depression and autonomic dysfunction (urinary urgency and incontinence, sleep disorders, etc.).
- Impaired righting reflexes (resulting in falls).
- A certain degree of cognitive impairment, in some cases after many years of disease progression.
The ideal candidate for subthalamotomy is a patient with symptoms and signs eminently unilateral of Parkinson's of several years of evolution, as well as those who for some specific reason cannot undergo an implantation of a stimulator.”