Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is the most common nerve surgery for symptoms related to Reference cerebral palsy Opens New Window (CP). During SDR, a surgeon cuts the skin over the lower part of the spinal cord. The surgeon then finds and cuts the nerves in the cord that are causing muscle tightness in the legs.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: September 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics