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Surgery may be a treatment option for individuals whose dystonia symptoms do not respond to other therapies.
Researchers are actively refining current techniques and collecting information about which patients may benefit the most from surgical treatments. If your doctor has suggested you may be a candidate for a surgical procedure to treat dystonia, consider these questions to help guide discussion with your medical team.
- Cervical Dystonia: Bertrand Procedure/Selective Peripheral Denervation
- Spasmodic Dysphonia/Laryngeal Dystonia: Selective Laryngeal Denervation and Reinnervation
- Spasmodic Dysphonia/Laryngeal Dystonia: Thyroplasty
- Blepharospasm: Myectomy
- Generalized Dystonia/Hemidystonia: Intrathecal Baclofen
Accelerating Research & Inspiring Hope
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) has served the dystonia community since 1976. Join us in our global effort to find a cure.