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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008;32(3):340-344.
Percutaneous Selective Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation in the Treatment of Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A case report.
Lee, So young , Oh, Jeong seob , Jung, Yoon tae
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Korea. re@dsmc.or.kr
고주파 열응고술을 이용한 뇌성마비 환아의 경직 치료-증례 보고-
이소영, 오정섭, 정윤태
계명대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실
Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disorder in childhood. In cerebral palsy, spasticity can be a very disabling feature:limited locomotor abilities, contracture and gait difficulty. We present two cases of cerebral palsy patients who had treated with oral medication and chemodenervation with the Botulinum toxin A or alcohol but could not walk independently. We performed percutaneous selective radiofrequency thermocoagulation in the tibial motor nerve branch under the general anesthesia. The degree of spasticity, which was measured with modified Ashworth scale and modified Tardieu scale, was reduced and recurrence of the spasticity wasn't seen untill 6 months. Percutaneous selective radiofrequency thermocoagulation could be a treatment option for spasticity of cerebral palsy with little adverse effect. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2008; 32: 340-344)
Key Words: Radiofrequency thermocoagulation, Cerebral palsy, Spasticity


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