Selective dorsal rhizotomy for the treatment of children with cerebral palsy

H. Baechli, E. Rutz, F. Frei, S.E. Ryhult, E. Duitmann, P. Weber & R. Brunner
Objective: Children with cerebral palsy may suffer from severe spasticity which reduces their quality of life. There is no consensus guidance on the management of spasticity. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) with partial cutting of the dorsal roots from L2 to S1 is a therapeutic neurosurgical option.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]