Fixed Dystonia of the Left Hand in a Violinist: a Rare Functional Disorder
Background: Fixed dystonia leads to an immobile abnormal posturing of the affected limb. There is an ongoing debate whether this condition is psychogenic in origin.
Case Report: We present a 21‐year‐old violinist with fixed dystonia after an acute overuse injury with a transient cyanosis but no signs for psychological trauma. After Incobotulinumtoxin injection, symptoms subsided within 8 hours.
Discussion: Our case corroborates the notion that fixed dystonias after minor injuries are functional disorders. It underlines the necessity of a biopsychosocial approach to functional disorders, considering the possibility of an overlay between organic and non‐organic disorders.
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- Center for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
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- October 3, 2013