Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) program
Cerebral palsy (CP) affects 1 in 500 children in North America. One of the most common symptoms of CP is high muscle tone that causes stiffness (also known as spasticity), which can affect movement and cause pain. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery can help some children with CP have reduced spasticity in their leg muscles.
The SDR Program includes an assessment clinic, surgery and post-operative rehabilitation. The SDR Program is a joint three-year collaboration between Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), supported by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.