Cerebral palsy spasticity inhibits a child’s muscle growth, causing muscle contractures and orthopedic deformities. However, if a child’s spasticity is reduced at a young age, the deformities can become less severe.
Our center is devoted to helping reduce — and when possible, eliminate — spasticity so children experience a greater level of comfort and range of movement.
Who Benefits from SDR?
All children with spastic diplegia, triplegia and quadriplegia following premature birth should be evaluated for selective dorsal rhizotomy. The center’s director T.S. Park, MD, believes children with cerebral palsy spasticity should be evaluated for potential dorsal rhizotomy before other orthopedic procedures are performed.
For more information on criteria, please see Patient Selection.
If you are interested in being evaluated for selective dorsal rhizotomy, please fill out the Patient Information Form to complete a screening.
Why Choose the Center for Cerebral Palsy Spasticity?
Physicians in the Center for Cerebral Palsy Spasticity are dedicated to reducing the harmful effects of spasticity. As leaders in reducing spasticity through selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), we performed more than 4,500 surgeries on children and adults from two years to fifty years of age from around the world. They also offer minimally invasive controlled muscle and tendon lengthening following SDR to further alleviate joint contractures to allow greater range of motion.Learn More
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