This is a breakthrough that can change many things for patients with Parkinson's disease. This treatment is the first in Europe and was made in France.
An important medical advance
Doctor equipped with CHU Amiens-Picardie have something to be proud of, they realized for the first time in Europe one laser treatment, aided by real-time IRM monitoring to conduct this delicate operation and managed to heal the severe tremor of an 84-year-old patient.
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Dr. Michel Lefranc, who was talking about Europe 1 explains: "At first, a small laser fiber was downloaded using a robot in a very area of your brain, we could then go for MRI and we burn laser thermotherapy this lesion"Thermotherapy is a medical technique that involves using a device that induces temperature variation (for hyperthermia or hypothermia) for therapeutic purposes. The doctor explains that this area of the brain called thalamusonce treated, prevents the back of the tremor.
A real hope for the sick
Although this operation does not cure Parkinson'sbut the symptomsis a breath of optimism for many patients. it is surgery operation treat them symptoms for all types of tremors … so it can be considered, not only in Patients with Parkinson's disease, but also when the tremor is predominant or the multiple sclerosis.
The operation is this very little invasive, the main difficulty remains preparation, as confirmed by Michel Lefranc: "is mainly a lot of technology and images, because [l’opération NDLR] is done using an MRI. It takes time to set up, it takes a few hours to reachBut the act itself is very fast – only one point is needed – and therefore remains very invasive for the patient. A dozen patients per year should be operated using this technique. Today in France for the 200,000 people who suffer from it diseasethis breakthrough in medicine is a truly encouraging prospect.