Scientific article

Geste device in tardive dystonia with retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing

Published inMovement disorders, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 155-157
Publication date1998

Retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing are typical clinical features of tardive dystonia and may be extremely disabling. We have treated five such patients with a custom-made mechanical device that delivers constant contact to the occiput and shoulders. All patients experienced relief and their walking improved. This geste device, working like a geste antagonistique, may be useful for the management of some patients with severe axial dystonia with retrocollis and back arching.

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antipsychotic Agents/adverse effects
  • Back
  • Dystonia/chemically induced/therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck Muscles
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Spasm/chemically induced/therapy
  • Torticollis/chemically induced/therapy
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
KRACK, Paul, SCHNEIDER, S, DEUSCHL, G. Geste device in tardive dystonia with retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing. In: Movement disorders, 1998, vol. 13, n° 1, p. 155–157. doi: 10.1002/mds.870130129
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ISSN of the journal0885-3185

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