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Steady Hand: How WCM Used Ultrasound to Treat Essential Tremor
July 28, 2017
For nearly her entire life, Alexandra Lebenthal's hands shook uncontrollably. She was diagnosed with essential tremor, a neurological disorder that left her struggling with daily activities like cutting food, pouring drinks and holding a pen.
"It was incredibly embarrassing and frustrating," she said. "One of my earliest memories is crying to my mother about it."
Although she tried different medications throughout the years, those treatments didn't seem to work. But the with help of a new non-invasive device that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and Weill Cornell Medicine's Dr. Michael Kaplitt, Lebenthal's the tremors finally stopped.
Click here to learn more about the procedure and how it helped Lebenthal cure her essential tremor.