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At this time the major "preventative" surgery is the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).  I term it as preventative as it can sometimes prevent a child from needing the major orthopedic surgeries which treat the result of spasticity.  The SDR tries to reduce the spasticity in the hopes of preventing the orthopedic deformities that are so common in our children.  I'm sure there will be other surgeries developed as time goes on.  Please let me know if you know of any others.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

Selective Posterior Rhizotomy Index

A Parent's SDR Diary - Dylan Shaw

SDR Member Profiles (info on children who have had this procedure)




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