In the advanced phase of Parkinson's disease (PD), gait disturbances represent one of the main causes of disability. Several studies demonstrated that high-frequency electrical stimulation (HFS) of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) significantly improves the motor symptoms of PD. This study was finalised to quantitatively analyze the effect of STN HFS on gait of PD patients, through a three-dimensional gait analysis system. Ten PD patients were studied, with and without STN HFS. The results demonstrated that STN HFS significantly improves all the main gait parameters in PD patients.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology