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Geste device in tardive dystonia with retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing†
Article first published online: 4 NOV 2004
Copyright © 1998 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 13, Issue 1, pages 155–157, January 1998
How to Cite
Krack, P., Schneider, S. and Deuschl, G. (1998), Geste device in tardive dystonia with retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing. Mov. Disord., 13: 155–157. doi: 10.1002/mds.870130129
- Issue published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 4 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 JUN 1997
- Manuscript Revised: 8 JUN 1997
- Manuscript Received: 18 DEC 1995
- Tardive dystonia;
- Opisthotonic posturing;
- Antagonistic gesture
Retrocollis and opisthotonic posturing are typical clinical features of tardive dystonia and may be extremely disabling. We have treated five such patients with a custom-made mechanical device that delivers constant contact to the occiput and shoulders. All patients experienced relief and their walking improved. This geste device, working like a geste antagonistique, may be useful for the management of some patients with severe axial dystonia with retrocollis and back arching.