We assess the suitability of children and young people with complex motor disorders for a deep brain stimulation (DBS) device or an intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pump implantation.
DBS devices and ITB pumps are placed surgically in the body and used to deliver either electrical impulses or medication (baclofen) to:
- relieve spasms and deforming postures
- prevent fixed deformity
- promote motor function
- improve the quality of life for children with complex motor disorders.
If we assess your child and find that they are suitable for DBS or ITB, they will have the surgery at King's College Hospital.
After your child's operation, we provide ongoing support to you, your child, and your local healthcare teams, to help you manage the DBS or ITB systems.