Sensory rhizotomy for the treatment of childhood spasticity

Rick Abbott

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Sensory rhizotomy in the treatment of spasticity has been evolving over the past century since its first use in 1888. This paper reviews its historical evolution, current physiologic basis, range in current surgical technique, and the outcome, along with complications seen river the past decade since its repopularization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S36-S42
JournalJournal of child neurology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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