Selective posterior rhizotomy: a long-term follow-up study

  title={Selective posterior rhizotomy: a long-term follow-up study},
  author={Leila J. Arens and Warwick J. Peacock and Jonathan C. Peter},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Fifty-one spastic children who had undergone selective posterior lumbar rhizotomy between 1981 and 1984 were re-examined to determine whether the gains achieved had persisted and to look at other aspects that had not previously been explored in detail. The reduction of tone was maintained in all cases, while motor function continued to improve in 42 cases. Functional gains were greatest in children operated on under the age of 8, but pleasing results were also achieved in older children. Forty… CONTINUE READING

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