The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation

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Amy Pre-Post Deep Brain Stimulation Operation

Amy Westall, suffers from a rare neurological condition called dystonia which causes uncontrollable muscle spasms.

Amy thought she would never walk again after 7 years in a wheelchair but in February 2003 at the age of 17 she had pioneering new surgery thanks to the Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation and the Functional Neurosurgery Unit led by Professor Hariz at the National Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London.

The procedure which placed electrodes deep inside the brain, connected to a stimulator implanted in the chest has completely restored her quality of life.

Amy pre-post DBS 2003*

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Central News 2005

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* By kind permission of Landmark Films for raising awareness

 

 

 

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