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Use of Botulinum Toxin for Cervical Dystonia

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:0Release Date:Feb 01, 2021

Experienced / IntermediateInteractive

Program Description

The MDS Botulinum Toxin for Cervical Dystonia course will provide a comprehensive overview of treating cervical dystonia with botulinum neurotoxin injections in combination with EMG and ultrasound.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders


Alberto Albanese, MD ; Anna Castagna, MD

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on the use of botulinum toxin for cervical dystonia.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Analyze movements in order to select muscles for botulinum toxin injection in the most common cervical dystonias (anterocollis, retrocollis, laterocollis and torticollis)

2. Identify the different botulinum toxin formulations and doses in order to choose the appropriate toxin for a patient and describe the techniques needed to prepare the toxin

3. Discuss the methods of injection (EMG, palpation/anatomical landmarks, ultrasound) for cervical dystonia and possible adverse effects from injection

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, residents, primary care providers, internists, allied health, non-neurology specialists, and industry who have limited to no movement disorder experience.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.

2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)

3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher

4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).

5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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