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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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.
But soon her condition could be made more bearable if the tot's family can raise PS3,500 for a pioneering operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).
The five-year-old's mum Beth has been organising the fundraising effort since last year and is close to having enough to pay for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in St Louis, Missouri.
At the same time, it is possible for a child with spastic diplegia to walk unaided after a selective dorsal rhizotomy if he has good trunk and hip strength.
Mirror readers raised more than PS20,000 to fund two selective dorsal rhizotomy ops for Ben that the NHS cancelled in February 2014.
Her parents have been told that a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation is her only hope of being able to walk without the frame but that funding for the operation is not available in Wales.
But the smiling youngster has now become the first child in Wales to undergo a specialist procedure, called selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), free of charge after the Welsh Government opted to foot the bill.
The fund was set up to find PS50,000 for Lichfield three-year-old Ollie Dodds to undergo Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy treatment in the US.
The heart-warming moment was caught on video by her Sophie Sharman's parents after the 11-year-old underwent pioneering selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery - hailed a 'miracle' operation for helping cerebral palsy children to walk - as reported in the Telegraph last week.
In October 2011, he went to St Louis, Missouri, for a selective dorsal rhizotomy, where surgeons cut away nerves from his spine to ease the cramps and spasms which had left him unable to walk.
Yet the same NHS is denying children with cerebral palsy the right to a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy operation because it costs too much.