Jump to content


E-Newsletter Signup Like us on Facebook Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter
Photo

Battery Placement

Batterie

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 kacmac1

kacmac1

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 0 posts

Posted 10 August 2013 - 08:14 PM

I am large in the bust area and my batteries are moving all over since my surgery. I wake up and one or both are in a different place bruisng new places; One is now vertical not horizontal. I 've had two follow up visits with the surgical group. They took an x-ray for comparison purposes if they keep moving. Does this happen often?

#2 Dr. Okun

Dr. Okun

    Advanced Member

  • Ask the Doctor Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 4,299 posts
  • LocationUniversity of Florida

Posted 11 August 2013 - 08:14 AM

This can definitely happen. The most worrisome issue is when they flip so much they can actually damage the connector wire and lead to a fracture. This phenomena is called Twidder syndrome and can occur in Parkinson's disease or any other DBS indication. The batteries or neurostimulators can be attached in a more secure way or sometimes even attached to the muscle in a repeat operation. Hope that helps.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
National Medical Director | NPF
UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
NPF's What's Hot in Parkinson's disease
or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users