Spinal deformities after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy.

@article{Steinbok2005SpinalDA,
  title={Spinal deformities after selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy.},
  author={Paul Steinbok and Tufan Hicdonmez and Bonita Jean Sawatzky and Richard A. Beauchamp and Diane Wickenheiser},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 4 Suppl},
  pages={363-73}
}
OBJECT Spinal deformities are significant problems in children with spastic cerebral palsy. The treatment of their spasticity by selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) may worsen or improve these problems. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of and change in degree of thoracolumbar scoliosis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis in children who have undergone SDR. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of children younger than 18 years of age, who had undergone SDR at… CONTINUE READING