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surgical procedure in which spinal nerve roots are cut

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Perhaps neuroma formation made successive rhizotomies less effective.
John's repeated rhizotomies proved to be a case of diminishing returns.
Hip dislocations also occur in individuals who do not undergo rhizotomies.
Previous issues of EXCEPTIONAL PARENT have discussed selective rhizotomies in detail (see in particular "Selective dorsal rhizotomy," August 1995).
Rhizotomies are not, however, appropriate for many individuals with cerebral palsy or brain injury who are older, lack good leg strength, or are wary of an operation that cuts nerves permanently (the pros and cons of this procedure will be discussed in greater depth in the third segment of this series).