Low-frequency stimulation of the pedunculo-pontine nuclei can improve posture and gait in Parkinsonian syndromes

I. Galazky, L. Büntjen, S. Stallforth, H.J. Heinze & J. Voges
Objective: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the pedunculo-pontine nucleus (PPN) has been proven to be effective in severe gait disorders in idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Axial motor symptoms like freezing of gait and postural instability are disabling motor features of other Parkinsonian disorders[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]