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Health Quality Ontario. Lumbosacral dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy: a health technology assessment. Toronto: Health Quality Ontario (HQO). Ontario health technology assessment series; 17(10). 2017
Lumbrosacral dorsal rhizotomy and physical therapy effectively reduces lower-limb spasticity in children with spastic cerebral palsy and significantly improves their gross motor function and functional independence. Major peri-operative complications were infrequently reported. Families reported perceived improvements with dorsal rhizotomy, and surgery and post-operative rehabilitation were intensive and demanding.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Cerebral Palsy; Humans; Lumbosacral Region; Muscle Spasticity; Rhizotomy; Spine; Technology Assessment, Biomedical
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Address for correspondence
Evidence Development and Standards, Health Quality Ontario, 130 Bloor Street West, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1N5 Email: EDSinfo@hqontario.ca
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