Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 282-284

Obturator neurolysis using 65% alcohol for adductor muscle spasticity

1 Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Anju Ghai
19/9J, Medical Campus, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.101223

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Spasticity is motor alteration characterized by muscle hypertonia and hyperreflexia. It is an important complication of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. If uncorrected, fibrosis and eventually bony deformity lock the joint into a fixed contracture. Chemical neurolysis using various agents is one of the therapeutic possibilities to alleviate spasticity. We are, hereby, reporting 3 patients in whom 65% alcohol was used as neurolytic agent for the treatment of hip adductor spasticity, and the effect lasted for a variable period.

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