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La crampe du musicien. A propos de la maladie de Robert Schumann [The mucisian's cramp. About the illness of Robert Schumann].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: Biography ; English Abstract ; Historical Article ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
The musicians are seen in daily neurological practice facing various problems sometimes simple such as skeletal or tendon pain or even compression of a nerve trunk and sometimes more complicated such as focal dystonia. Dystonia often has a dramatic impact on the career of a musician given the complexity of the clinical and therapeutic approach and the results are often disappointing. The history of the German Romantic composer Robert Schumann illustrates this reality; through his story a discussion of both the different pathophysiological hypotheses responsible for focal dystonia, a disorder of brain plasticity, and of the multimodal therapeutic approaches, revisited in the light of neurophysiological findings will be described.
Dystonic Disorders/history, Dystonic Disorders/physiopathology, Famous Persons, Germany, Hand/physiopathology, History, 19th Century, Humans, Muscle Cramp/history, Muscle Cramp/physiopathology, Music/history, Occupational Diseases/history, Occupational Diseases/physiopathology
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