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Pediatric Neurological Surgery Program: Spasticity and Cerebral Palsy
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Home > Patient Care > Pediatric Neurological Surgery Program: Spasticity and Cerebral Palsy
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Spasticity has a variety of forms and degrees of severity, and children with spasticity may benefit from neurosurgical care. The most effective therapies are available at UCSF, including selective dorsal rhizotomy, the use of baclofen pumps, botulism toxin injections, and tendon releases. Neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, developmental pediatricians, physical and rehabilitation medicine physicians, and physical therapists work together in a multidisciplinary approach to the management of spasticity and analyze outcomes in order to improve methods for treating these children. Dr. Warwick Peacock, professor emeritus at the Department of Neurological Surgery, developed a unique surgical procedure that is now widely used to treat spasticity in children who have cerebral palsy, and he is the treatment team's consultant in such cases.
 

 
 
 
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