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rhizotomy

 [ri-zot´ah-me]
division or transection of a nerve root, either within the spinal canal or outside it.

rhi·zot·o·my

(rī-zot'ŏ-mē),
Section of the spinal nerve roots for the relief of pain or spastic paralysis.
[G. rhiza, root, + tomē, section]

rhizotomy

/rhi·zot·o·my/ (ri-zot´ah-me) interruption of a cranial or spinal nerve root, such as by chemicals or radio waves.
percutaneous rhizotomy  that performed without brain surgery, such as by means of glycerol or radio waves.

rhizotomy

(rī-zŏt′ə-mē)
n. pl. rhizoto·mies
Surgical severance of spinal nerve roots to relieve pain or hypertension.

rhizotomy

[rīzot′əmē]
the surgical resection of the dorsal root of a spinal nerve, performed to relieve pain and sometimes to decrease spasms.

rhizotomy

Pain management The surgical disruption of a cranial or spinal nerve root, as a means of limiting pain. See Radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy.

rhi·zot·o·my

(rī-zot'ŏ-mē)
Surgical section of the spinal nerve roots for the relief of pain or spastic paralysis.
Synonym(s): radicotomy, radiculectomy.
[G. rhiza, root, + tomē, section]

rhizotomy

Surgical division of a root, especially that of a nerve.

rhizotomy

division or transection of a nerve root, either within the spinal canal or outside it.
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Comparison of the Gross Motor Function Measure and Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory in assessing motor function in children undergoing selective dorsal rhizotomy.
He's not even considering rhizotomy because of its permanence - because of how it, "might change his function," and just because of "fear of the unknown.
After researching the condition, Ollie's parents Hayley Smith and James Dodds discovered Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) treatment, which can benefit children with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy sufferer Sophie Sharman had been due to have so-called miracle op selective dorsal rhizotomy earlier this year when suddenly the NHS funding for it was pulled.
ere is no cure for her condition, but there is an operation which may be able to remove the muscle tightness she su'ers with on a -lective dorsal rhizotomy -neered in America but is now being carried out at Frenchay hospital in Bristol.
He has been given the chance of having a life-changing operation at Leeds General Infirmary called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), which will ultimately help him to stand and walk independently.
Her family raised PS42,000 for the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery, which has stimulated the muscles in her spine and unscrambled the mixed messages Lily's brain sends to her muscles.
The op came after Archie had a procedure called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) which "rewired" the nerves in his spine.
This has been updated since, in 2010 and 2012, where guidance clearly states: "Current evidence on selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) for spasticity in cerebral palsy shows that there is a risk of serious but well-recognised complications.