rhizotomy


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rhizotomy

[rī′zäd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical division of any root, as of a nerve. Also known as radicotomy.
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The team of researchers was instructed to find out whether selective dorsal rhizotomy did improve outcomes for these children with cerebral palsy.
"Selective dorsal rhizotomy is a surgical procedure in which the spinal cord is opened and a percentage of the nerve roots inside are divided to stop the sending of the abnormal messages to the leg muscles.
But first she must raise PS65,000 to pay for the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation, her hospital stay and aftercare when she is out there.
But soon her condition could be made more bearable if the tot's family can raise PS3,500 for a pioneering operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR).
In order to be able to account for our exclusion criteria, we calculated that a sample size of 50 patients would provide us a margin of error of 13.8% at a 95% confidence interval in determining the association of Sacroiliac joint dysfunction in clinic visits following a radiofrequency rhizotomy [8].
During the approach through the foramen ovale for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by rhizotomy, errors involving puncture (false puncture) represent a possible complication.
Joimax said the monopolar and bipolar Legato probes support the rhizotomy procedures with the existing Multiuse and both newly launched products MultiZYTE RT for Facet Joint Denervation and MultiZYTE SI for SI Joint Therapy.
The five-year-old's mum Beth has been organising the fundraising effort since last year and is close to having enough to pay for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in St Louis, Missouri.
Selective dorsal rhizotomy. This is a surgical procedure that is well proven in children with spastic diplegia and was adopted worldwide following Warwick Peacock's work in Cape Town in the 1980s.
Patients refractory to the medical treatment are subjected to various surgical procedures, which includes neurectomy of TN, glycerol block, radiofrequency rhizotomy, trigeminal ganglion compression and Gamma Knife surgery.
Her parents have been told that a selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) operation is her only hope of being able to walk without the frame but that funding for the operation is not available in Wales.