Module 3: Surgical Management of Spasticity

Raphaël Gross, Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez, Nathalie Draulans, Máximo Zimerman, Gerard E. Francisco, Thierry Deltombe

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This module outlines the history of the development of surgical interventions for treating spasticity and discusses when surgical intervention is most appropriate for managing spasticity. A range of surgical techniques are considered; intrathecal baclofen, neurotomy, and muscle or tendon lengthening and transfer procedures. The implications and limitations of the surgical techniques are considered. The need for a multidisciplinary team to deliver optimal surgical treatment is also considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S38-S49
JournalJournal of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022


  • Indications
  • Intrathecal treatment
  • Multidisciplinary team
  • Spasticity
  • Surgical management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation


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