Surgical techniques of selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy. Technical note.

@article{Park2006SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical techniques of selective dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy. Technical note.},
  author={T. S. Park and J. Johnston},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          e7
        }
}
Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a well-established surgical procedure for improving lower-extremity spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. The standard technique requires an L1-S1 laminectomy or laminoplasty for visualization of all dorsal nerve roots exiting at their respective foramina. The authors describe a rhizotomy procedure that requires a single-level laminectomy at the level of the conus, with the advantages of decreased operating time and postoperative pain as well as a minimal… Expand
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