Surgical Options Available for Spasticity Management in the Pediatric Patient

Get an in-depth look at the procedures and the pros and cons of two surgeries for kids with cerebral palsy: selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) using a single-level laminoplasty with selective root sectioning and intrathecal baclofen pump insertion.

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Lauren Ostling, MD

Lauren Ostling, MD

Co-Director, Neuroscience Center

Dr. Lauren Ostling is a neurosurgeon and co-director of the Neuroscience Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her clinical specialties include spasticity, tethered cords, brain tumors, hydrocephalus and neurotrauma. She ...

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