Spinal deformity after selective dorsal rhizotomy in ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy.

@article{Johnson2004SpinalDA,
  title={Spinal deformity after selective dorsal rhizotomy in ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Michael Byron Johnson and Liav Goldstein and Susan Sienko Thomas and Joseph H. Piatt and Michael D Aiona and Michael D. Sussman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={529-36}
}
Thirty-four patients with ambulatory spastic diplegia (ages 10-19.8 years) who were part of a prospective study of selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) had standardized radiographs before and after SDR. Follow-up ranged from 5 to 11.6 years after surgery. Two different surgical approaches were used: laminectomy (14 patients) and laminoplasty (20 patients). Radiographs were measured for coronal and sagittal balance. Thirty patients had a spinal deformity at long-term follow-up compared with 10… CONTINUE READING