What is the role of surgery in the treatment of chronic spasticity?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Surgery can play a very important role in the treatment of chronic spasticity. In most cases, complementary neurosurgical and functional orthopedic approaches are used. Children with spasticity represent a different challenge because their spasticity may change as they grow and develop so that, at times, surgery may be undertaken to allow more normal bone and muscle growth. While each surgical approach has certain strengths and weaknesses, none of them completely eliminate spasticity.


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