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Geste device in tardive dystonia with retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing

Schneider, S
Deuschl, G
Published in Movement Disorders. 1998, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 155-7
Abstract 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.
Keywords AdolescentAdultAntipsychotic Agents/adverse effectsBackDystonia/chemically induced/therapyFemaleHumansMaleMiddle AgedNeck MusclesOrthotic DevicesSpasm/chemically induced/therapyTorticollis/chemically induced/therapy
PMID: 9452342
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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. 155-7.

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