Approach to spasticity in the pediatric patient

Neil Haranhalli, Rick Abbott

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An 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, known to you for the past 5 years, presents with 6 months of worsening pain and rigidity of her upper extremities. Her parents find it nearly impossible to dress her in the morning without pain medication and state that although her dose of oral baclofen was increased almost 9 months ago, they have not noticed any improvement. They are intrigued by the prospect of surgical therapies that could relieve their daughter of daily challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommon Neurosurgical Conditions in the Pediatric Practice
Subtitle of host publicationRecognition and Management
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781493938070
ISBN (Print)9781493938056
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Baclofen
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Gait
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spasticity
  • Tone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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