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Drummer’s lower limb dystonia

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No funding or grant was received for this study. Dr. Rosset-Llobet reports no disclosures. Ms. Fàbregas-Molas reports no disclosures. Dr. Pascual-Leone reports serving on the Medical Advisory Boards for Starlab Neuroscience, Nexstim, Neosync, Allied Minds, and Neuronix.

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Video clip of both described patients displaying the dystonic symptoms while drumming. Case 1. While there is no coordination problem when playing with the left foot,tension, movement bloking, and unintentioned double kick occur when playingwith the left foot. Case 2. At 100 beats/min the drummer experienced lack of fluency whenplaying the double bass pedal. As he increased kick speed, the problemworsened. At 110 beats/min, incoordination, loss of movement fluency,blocking, and inability to alternate feet kicking were noticed. During monopodelkicking problems were of less intensity. (MPG 31992 kb)

Video clip of both described patients displaying the dystonic symptoms while drumming. Case 1. While there is no coordination problem when playing with the left foot,tension, movement bloking, and unintentioned double kick occur when playingwith the left foot. Case 2. At 100 beats/min the drummer experienced lack of fluency whenplaying the double bass pedal. As he increased kick speed, the problemworsened. At 110 beats/min, incoordination, loss of movement fluency,blocking, and inability to alternate feet kicking were noticed. During monopodelkicking problems were of less intensity. (MPG 31992 kb)

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Rosset-Llobet, J., Fàbregas-Molas, S. & Pascual-Leone, Á. Drummer’s lower limb dystonia. J Neurol 259, 1236–1237 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-011-6324-2

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Keywords

  • Dystonia
  • Nerve Conduction Study
  • Anterior Tibial
  • Skilled Movement
  • Focal Dystonia