(Times of India) A 32-year-old techie-turned-musician strummed the guitar on the operation table while surgeons "burned" his brain to correct a neurological disorder. The seven-hour surgery at a city hospital last week relieved the youth of musician's dystonia, a condition that cramped three fingers on his left hand.
Tushar (name changed) experienced the first cramps more than a year and a half ago while playing the guitar. Musician's dystonia occurs due to abnormal and involuntary flexion of muscles, because of rigorous use.
While the doctors "burned" parts of his brain that triggered the abnormal tremors in his muscles, Tushar played the guitar to help them locate the troublesome areas. Dr Sanjiv C C, a senior neurologist from the University of British Columbia, said, "This problem occurred when he tried to play the instrument and real-time feedback was important for us to ascertain the exact location of the target to be repaired."
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