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Botunlinum Toxin Injections in the Treatment of Musician's Dystonia

 
 

Copyright 2017, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Schuele, S.
Journal Title: Neurology
Date Published: Jan-05
Language: English
Category: Nervous Disorders
Key Words: botulinum treatment musician instrumental dystonia
Full Citation: Schuele, S. U., R. J. Lederman, et al. Botulinum Toxin Injections in the Treatment of Musician's Dystonia. Neurology 64, no. 2 (January 2005): 341-3.
Full Abstract: The authors present the results of eighty-four musicians with focal task-specific dystonia treated with EMG-guided botulinum toxin injections. Treatment outcome was assessed by subjective estimation of playing before and after treatment and self-rating of treatment response. Fifty-eight (69%) of the musicians experienced improvement from the injections and 30 of 84 musicians (36%) reported long-term benefit in their performance ability.