Belgrade, March 17
Almost two years ago the Embassy received a “Make a WISH” request from the Clinical Center of the Republic of Serbia. Their desire was to introduce a new procedure into the clinical practice – Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) which is used to relieve pain and spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. For these young patients the only possibility for medical treatment – up to now – was to be sent to Turkey or the United States, at the expenses of the National Health Service. Very expensive treatment of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy is a surgical method that partially intersects certain sensitive fibers in the spinal canal. Subsequently, spasticity is alleviated and further rehabilitation therapy can be used to improve the patient’s condition.