Reduce spasticity: selective neurectomy

Procedures aiming at reducing spasticity consist in partial resection of the motor nerves* of the spastic muscles. The involved nerves are identified during the operation with the help of electrical stimulation, and part of their motor branches are cut and removed (usually 2/3 of the branches).

This is referred to as selective neurectomy. As a result, the muscle is less spastic, and weaker. No immobilization is required after this procedure. Physiotherapy is usually started after two weeks.