Gait before and 10 years after rhizotomy in children with cerebral palsy spasticity.

@article{Subramanian1998GaitBA,
  title={Gait before and 10 years after rhizotomy in children with cerebral palsy spasticity.},
  author={Nirmala Subramanian and C. L. Vaughan and Jonathan C. Peter and Leila J. Arens},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={1014-9}
}
OBJECT Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a neurosurgical procedure performed for the relief of spasticity in children with cerebral palsy, but its long-term functional efficacy is still unknown. The authors sought to address this issue by means of an objective, prospective study in which quantitative gait analysis was used. METHODS Eleven children with spastic diplegia (mean age at initial surgery 7.8 years) were evaluated preoperatively in 1985 and then at 1, 3, and at least 10 years after… CONTINUE READING

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