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Adjournment debate

On 18 April 2012, Conservative MP for Daventry Chris Heaton-Harris led an adjournment debate on selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) in the NHS.

SDR is a neurosurgical technique which can be used to treat spasticity in muscles in people with cerebral palsy.

When muscles have an involuntary resistance to stretching, SDR treatment involves cutting the motor nerves in the spine which affect the problem area.

The charity Scope say SDR is a very specialised and expensive procedure and is rarely funded in the UK by the NHS.


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