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Battery Placement

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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?

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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.

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