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The “Freezing of Gait” Effect From Levodopa Management of Parkinson Disease

Why does this medication side effect occur, and how can 3D printing help?

Do you ever wonder exactly how our bodies move? Do you marvel at the complex processes that all have to work together to produce smooth and coordinated movement of the arms and legs?

Most of the time, we take our ability to move for granted. Often, it isn’t until this ability is taken away or seriously impacted by an injury or a medical condition that we begin to appreciate our capacity for movement.

What is Parkinson Disease?

Parkinson disease (PD) is a movement disorder characterized by insufficient production of dopamine by specialized nerve cells called basal ganglia in the brain.