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Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC). Lumbosacral dorsal rhizotomy for spastic cerebral palsy: OHTAC recommendation. Toronto: Health Quality Ontario (HQO). 2017
The Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee accepted the findings of the health
technology assessment, which found that carefully selected patients reported clinically relevant
improvements in motor function and functional independence with lumbosacral dorsal
rhizotomy. OHTAC also felt that the total cost of this procedure was reasonable.
Members of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee also noted that success of the
surgery appeared to depend not only on careful selection of candidates by a multi-disciplinary
team but also on physical rehabilitation after surgery.
Subject indexing assigned by CRD
Cerebral Palsy; Humans; Lumbosacral Region; Muscle Spasticity; Rhizotomy; Spine
Country of organisation
An English language summary is available.
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
Date abstract record published