Reclaim® DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver electrical pulses to precisely targeted areas of the brain. Electrical stimulation may help to reduce some of the symptoms of OCD.
The Reclaim DBS System consists of the following implanted components:
To adjust stimulation, your clinician will use a programmer that communicates wirelessly with the neurostimulator to non-invasively adjust stimulation to find the level that is right for you.
Reclaim DBS is available for adults with chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy since it’s precise, reversible and adjustable.
Risks of Reclaim DBS can include risks of surgery, stimulation side effects, or device complications.
Neurologists and neurosurgeons have used electrical stimulation since the 1960s as a way to locate and distinguish specific sites in the brain. Medtronic developed brain stimulation technology in the 1980s in conjunction with leading international physician researchers. In 1987, professors Alim-Louis Benabid and Pierre Pollak of the University of Grenoble in France published the results of the first application of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders; Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia.
Since that first implant, more than 60,000 patients worldwide have received Medtronic DBS Therapy for Movement Disorders, of which 20,000 have been in W. Europe. More than 20 years of collaboration with the medical community, have enabled Medtronic Neuromodulation to push the frontiers of medicine and today Medtronic is leading the way with DBS in finding therapy solutions for patients with other conditions such as psychiatric disorders.
There is no cure for OCD at this time. Reclaim DBS Therapy may treat some of the symptoms of OCD, but does not cure the underlying condition. If stimulation is discontinued, symptoms will likely return.
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