Dorsal rhizotomy

Dorsal rhizotomy

A surgical procedure that cuts nerve roots to reduce spasticity in affected muscles.
Mentioned in: Cerebral Palsy
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luca will undergo a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) which will relieve pain and help build his muscles.
The four-to-five-hour selective dorsal rhizotomy procedure is not a cure but is aimed at improving quality of life by reducing the muscle stiffness.
The procedure, known as selective dorsal rhizotomy, involves cutting some of the sensory nerves from the legs as they enter the spinal cord in order to relieve stiffness, improve mobility and reduce children's pain levels.
Last year, parents Karen, 40, and Stuart, 42, launched a bid to raise PS80,000 to get selective dorsal rhizotomy treatment in the US.
The Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation will be performed at Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Missouri, by a paediatric neurosurgeon.
A life-changing treatment, selective dorsal rhizotomy, could change that.
However a life changing treatment, selective dorsal rhizotomy, could change that, but because he doesn't meet NHS criteria for the operation, the only other option is to seek private medical care.
Anna's only chance of recovering is a Dorsal Rhizotomy operation at St Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri.
NHS England said selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a complex procedure aimed at relieving tight and stiff muscles for cerebral palsy sufferers, particularly in children, which can cause movement and balance problems.
Now six years old, Milea-Jo has been accepted to have selective dorsal rhizotomy at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
But first she must raise PS65,000 to pay for the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation, her hospital stay and aftercare when she is out there.