Percutaneous radiofrequency lesion adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion in the treatment of spasticity and pain in children with cerebral palsy.

@article{Louw2002PercutaneousRL,
  title={Percutaneous radiofrequency lesion adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion in the treatment of spasticity and pain in children with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Anton J. A. de Louw and Maarten van Kleef and Johan Sh Vles},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={265-8}
}
The use of percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) lesion adjacent to the dorsal root ganglion (RF-DRG) in the treatment of pain has been established for years. A relatively novel indication for RF-DRG treatment is spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. In this article the pathophysiology and management of spasticity is discussed with an emphasis on the role of RF-DRG. In the management of spasticity, RF-DRG could prove to be a little invasive treatment option with little adverse effects. 

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