We would like to share with you all ‘Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy’ (SDR)
It is an operation that will take away George's spasticity and therefore giving him a much bigger opportunity to develop.......and walk!!!
George has just been accepted to have the operation at St Louis Childrens Hospital in America
If you wish to know more please read on.
SDR is a permanent procedure that addresses the spasticity at its neuromuscular root: i.e., in the central nervous system that contains the misfiring nerves that cause the spasticity of those certain muscles in the first place. After a rhizotomy, assuming no complications, Georges spasticity will be completely eliminated, revealing the "real" strength (or lack thereof) of the muscles underneath.
Because the muscles may have been depending on the spasticity to function, there is almost always extreme weakness after a rhizotomy, and George will have to work very hard to strengthen the weak muscles with intensive physical therapy, and to learn habits of movement and daily tasks in a body without the spasticity.