Surgical Management of Spasticity

  • Herta Yu


Spasticity is the result of increased muscle tone, and there are many causes. Nurses that care for patients who have spasticity will find the detailed pathophysiology, excellent clinical examples, and evidence-based treatment modalities very helpful. There are two interesting patient examples, demonstrating opposite views on the challenges parents go through in trying to decide what is best for their children.


Cerebral Palsy Intrathecal Baclofen Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Increase Muscle Tone Severe Spasticity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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