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- Selective dorsal rhizotomy. Abbott, Rick // Exceptional Parent;Sep97, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p81
Focuses on the treatment of selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR, also called functional dorsal rhizotomy) in children with cerebral palsy used to treat spasticity. What SDR is used for; Background information on the procedure; Evaluation of SDR; Identification of the categories of candidates;...
- New procedure helps speed recovery. // USA Today Magazine;Feb95, Vol. 123 Issue 2597, p5
Reports on the effectiveness of selective dorsal rhizotomy in reducing spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Advantages and disadvantages; Steps involved in selective dorsal rhizotomy.
- Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. Abbott, Rick // Exceptional Parent;Jun99, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p48
Focuses on selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), a neurosurgical technique used to treat spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Categories of SDR; Administration of anesthesia; Significance of physical therapy after surgery. INSET: The Rhizotomy Experience.
- Rootless Century: Posterior Rhizotomy for Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Landau, William M. // Journal of Child Neurology;Jan2013, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p7
The author reflects on selective dorsal rhizotomy as a treatment option for spastic cerebral palsy. He expresses that the procedure does not offer positive prognostic prospectus based on scientific studies even it is popular for many years. The author believes that selective dorsal rhizotomy...
- PL-RR-254-S. // Physical Therapy;May1997, Vol. 77 Issue 5, pS81
Presents an abstract of a paper entitled `Efficacy of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy in Cerebral Palsy: Changes in Spasticity and Neurologic Signs After 12 Months,' by J.F. McLaughlin and K.F. Bjornson, presented at the Physical Therapy `97: Scientific Meeting and Exposition of the American Physical...
- Orthopedic management of spasticity in cerebral palsy. Novacheck, Tom F.; Gage, James R. // Child's Nervous System;Sep2007, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p1015
Introduction This article summarizes our experience with cerebral palsy. The primary and secondary deformities that occur with cerebral palsy are described, followed by a brief overview of the nature and role of gait analysis in the treatment of gait problems in cerebral palsy. The concept of...
- Electrophysiologically guided versus non-electrophysiologically guided selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy: a comparison of outcomes. Steinbok, Paul; Tidemann, Andrew; Miller, Stacey; Mortenson, Patricia; Bowen-Roberts, Tim // Child's Nervous System;Sep2009, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p1091
The perceived need for electrophysiological guidance (EPG) during selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) has limited the frequency with which SDR is performed. The need for EPG during SDR has been questioned. At our institution, of >200 children with SDR for spastic cerebral palsy, 22 children...
- Selective dorsal rhizotomy: an old treatment re-emerging. Aquilina, Kristian; Graham, David; Wimalasundera, Neil // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2015, Vol. 100 Issue 8, p798
Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a neurosurgical technique developed to reduce spasticity and improve mobility in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and lower extremity spasticity. It involves the selective division of lumbosacral afferent (sensory) rootlets at the conus or at the...
- Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy--A Review of Its Treatment Options. // Palaestra;Spring2000, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p5
Deals with the treatment options for spastic diplegia cerebral palsy (CP). Definition of spastic CP; Development of spastic diplegic gait; Goal of physical therapy in the treatment of spasticity.