These devices is approved for dystonia in Europe also.

KlegermanThe Activa SC system is comprised of an implantable neurostimulator; a thin, insulated lead that’s placed in a particular target within the mind; and an extension to connect the neurostimulator and the business lead. The new device is driven by a non-rechargeable electric battery that does not need maintenance from the individual to provide continuous stimulation for multiple years. Once implanted, a neurologist can system the device, adjusting stimulation based on that patient’s needs. More than 80,000 patients world-wide have received Medtronic DBS Therapy, which delivers mild, continuous electrical stimulation from a implanted neurostimulator to precisely targeted areas within the brain surgically. Continue reading