Spasticity

Dr. Bernardo de Monaco is currently responsible for the Spasticity clinic of the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP, a clinic belonging to the USP Pain Neurology Group. He has done treatments on patients with spasticity with use all that which is most current and advanced. He performs different types of surgeries for the treatment of refractory spasticity, from ablative procedures, such as the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) to neuromodulator procedures, such as the implantation of baclofen pump and deep brain stimulation (DBS).

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Assyria Sculpture carved in stone representing the hunting, with a wounded lion. It is possible to observe that the spears resulted in an injury to the lion's spinal cord, with consequent paralysis and spasticity in the back paws. The sculpture is on display at the British Museum and has an estimated date of 668-627 BC. Spasticity has been known as one of the consequences of spinal cord injury since Ancient History and yet today its treatment still presents many challenges.