Cerebral Palsy Program | Neurosurgery Procedures

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Selective dorsal rhizotomy

Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a neurosurgical treatment for leg spasticity—increased muscle tone and tightness that limits leg movement. This operation is sometimes recommended for children with spasticity from cerebral palsy when other treatments, like physical therapy and Botox injections, are no longer helping.
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Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) Therapy

Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy is a treatment option for children with severe spasticity (tight, stiff muscles that make movement difficult or uncontrollable) or secondary dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions or spasms) who are not helped by Botox injections or oral medications
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