Functional neurosurgery: Applications for Parkinson’s procedures

Patients with Parkinson's can benefit from the application of inomed neurosurgery products

The high-precision inomed functional neurosurgery products are used with minimally invasive procedures in order to prevent undesired lesions during neurosurgery. From post-diagnosis planning to treatment, functional neurosurgery has a name: inomed.

A comprehensive range of systems and components for planning, monitoring and stimulation

A thorough diagnosis forms the basis for functional neurosurgery procedures. Cranial interventions are calculated precisely using inomed’s planning technology. The resulting parameters are transferred to the stereotactic apparatus. Further diagnosis can be performed using inomed biopsy instruments. Based on diagnosis, treatment options can include micro-electrode recordings or radio frequency thermolesion. The inomed MER systems deliver a complete solution for microelectrode recording and stimulation during stereotactic interventions. The inomed MicroDrive and stereotactic systems compliment the MER and planning system to deliver a comprehensive approach to planning and delivering successful outcomes for functional neurosurgery.

Deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) >> is a very successful method for treating patients with Parkinson's disease. The DBS procedure requires that a programmable pulse generator (brain pacemaker) is implanted in the patient's brain. The generator delivers electrical pulses that can be used to repress overly active abnormal stimuli. This procedure has applications for Parkinson's syndrome, dyskinesias and essential tremor.

As a part of an overall neuromodulation >> strategy, inomed technologies are used to deliver therapy for Parkinson's patients, as well as in the treatment of severe chronic pain. In contrast to other therapies, DBS and neuromodulation stimulation delivers a non-destructive procedure preserving neural structures of the brain.