Anchoring of deep brain stimulation electrodes using a microplate: Technical note

Jacques Favre, Jamal M. Taha, Timothy Steel, Kim J. Burchiel

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The authors report a new technique to anchor deep brain stimulation electrodes using a titanium microplate. This technique has been safely used to secure 20 quadripolar deep brain stimulation electrodes implanted for movement disorders (18 electrodes) and pain (two electrodes). Twelve electrodes were implanted in the thalamus, four in the subthalamic nucleus, and four in the pallidum. No electrode migration or rupture occurred, and all electrodes have been shown to work properly after internalization of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1183
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996



  • anchor
  • deep brain stimulation
  • microplate
  • movement disorder
  • pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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