Thierry Gustin

Spasticity treatment and Neurosurgery

Prof. Thierry Gustin MD, PhD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Godinne, Department of Neurosurgery

Member of the Institute Of NeuroScience (IONS), UCLouvain


Expertise and research interests

Prof. Thierry Gustin is head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the CHU UCL Namur (site Godinne). 

He is involved in an interdisciplinary team devoted to the spasticity treatment. The group relies on a close collaboration between the departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic surgery, Anesthesiology and Neurology.

Their research focuses on spasticity assessement (diagnostic nerve block) and treatments (botulinum toxin and neurotomy).

Research projects

  • A randomized controlled trial of neuro-orthopaedic surgery versus botulinum toxin for spastic upper limb after stroke. Clinical trial by Deltombe T, Amon R, Leeuwerck M,
    Gustin T.

Selected publications

Fostier M, Gustin T, Deltombe T. Case Study of Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Motor Shutdown Secondary to the Effect of the Magnetic Field Created by a Personal Digital Tablet and Magnetic Cover. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 Dec 1;102(12):e160-e161.

Lamora JP, Deltombe T, Gustin T. Effects of Diagnostic Tibial Nerve Block and Selective Tibial Nerve Neurotomy on Spasticity and Spastic co-contractions: A Retrospective Observational Study. J Rehabil Med. 2023 Jun 12;55:jrm4850.

Deltombe T, Lejeune T, Gustin T. Botulinum toxin type A or selective neurotomy for treating focal spastic muscle overactivity? Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2019 Jul;62(4):220-224.

Deltombe T, Gilliaux M, Peret F, Leeuwerck M, Wautier D, Hanson P, Gustin T. Effect of the neuro-orthopedic surgery for spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: a prospective longitudinal study based on a goal-centered approach. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2018 Dec;54(6):853-859.

Deltombe T, Wautier D, De Cloedt P, Fostier M, Gustin T. Assessment and treatment of spastic equinovarus foot after stroke: Guidance from the Mont-Godinne interdisciplinary group. J Rehabil Med. 2017 Jun 28;49(6):461-468.

Deltombe T, Bleyenheuft C, Gustin T. Comparison between tibial nerve block with anaesthetics and neurotomy in hemiplegic adults with spastic equinovarus foot. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2015 Apr;58(2):54-9.