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The worldwide incidence of cerebral palsy is 2–3 per 1000 livebirths,and approximately 80% of affected children have spasticity in their lower limbs.With no cure, treatment options aim to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. Medical treatments include intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin, oral baclofen, or both, to relieve muscle stiffness, anti-inflammatories for pain, and orthotic devices and physiotherapy to aid walking. Surgical interventions include operations on bony or soft tissue, orthopaedic surgery to restore lower-limb alignment, and neurosurgery such as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR).SDR is an irreversible neurosurgical procedure in which sensory nerve roots are divided. The aim is to reduce spasticity in the lower limbs and……… continue reading   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(19)30119-1/fulltext?rss=yes&utm_campaign=update-lanchi&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=72834855&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–2P2WaIaZoFKOKPXSMXCw5bXAuxwNX5kYaZKCiRtGKKmoYMcySnvVHcMbBWzMZNZXekRt6uqcJiA_UccnLd4duKPrsEA&_hsmi=72834855