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Uzbekistan for the First Time Held Operations on Children with Cerebral Palsy

The Republican Research Center of Neurosurgery for the first time in Uzbekistan has performed the operations on children with cerebral palsy, which had previously performed only in the leading countries of Europe, Asia and the United States.

Every year in Uzbekistan, 800 new cases are registered, while the total number of patients under 18 reached 40 thousand. In this case, the development of technologies of nursing small premature infants and put them into practice in Uzbekistan provided the increase in the incidence of cerebral palsy to 5-7 cases per 1,000 live births.

Cerebral palsy is usually associated with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and patients have difficulty in movement associated with disabilities manage their own normal limbs and whole body. Medicine has always sought to help them by means of surgical procedures, which helped significantly improve the mobility of the patient. One of these operations is the ‘selective posterior rhizotomy’, which is now implemented in Uzbekistan.

This technology has been first introduced by the specialists at the Republican Research Center of Neurosurgery. The operation is used to sever nerve roots in the spinal cord involved in the pathological process. Operation is carried out under the supervision of specialized medical equipment which controls operation of the nerve tissues and muscles.

The first operation was made on a nine year old boy Kamoliddin. The operation was successful. Doctors managed to improve the quality of the patient’s gait and its cosmetic properties, to eliminate a large number of anomalies that have developed as a result of cerebral palsy.

According to doctors, this operation can be carried out immediately after the establishment of direct indications for such treatment.

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