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Submission + - Sound Waves as Effective as Brain Surgery at Treating Essential Tremor (virginia.edu)

fahrbot-bot writes: Scalpel-free surgery using focused sound waves appears to be as effective in treating essential tremor as traditional surgery that requires drilling into the skull, a groundbreaking clinical trial at the University of Virginia Health System has found.

All 15 participants in U.Va.'s trial saw a substantial reduction in their involuntary shaking after undergoing the experimental focused ultrasound procedure. The rate of side effects was similar to that of traditional brain surgery. The patients were able to leave the hospital the next day.

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Sound Waves as Effective as Brain Surgery at Treating Essential Tremor

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