Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know
Reviewed By When less invasive treatments for cerebral palsy (CP), such as braces and oral medications, aren’t providing sufficient relief, your doctor may consider neurosurgery Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is one option that can lead to improved movement for many children who have spasticity with dystonia (increased muscle stiffness and spasms). Here’s what Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson, M.D ., wants you to know about this treatment option. Q. What is selective dorsal rhizotomy? A. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a complex procedure. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons take care to make the procedure as minimally invasive as possible. Our surgeons remove only one layer of bone (vs. multiple) in the back of your child’s spine.…
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