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Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy - What we have learned from our first 50 cases in Leeds

 

File 154988Mr John Goodden studied Medicine at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, graduating in January 1997 with MB BS (Lond). His subsequent postgraduate training in surgery and then neurosurgery was completed in South-West London, Haywards Heath, Sheffield and Hull.  Further specialist Fellowships were then undertaken to enhance his expertise. This was initially as Visiting Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades, Paris, and then as the National Fellow in Paediatric Neurosurgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.

 

In February 2010 Mr Goodden moved to Leeds as Consultant Neurosurgeon (Adult & Paediatric). His particular specialist interests are in paediatric neurosurgery and adult neuro-oncology. Within paediatric neurosurgery, Mr Goodden has a breadth of expertise in treating all childhood neurosurgical conditions. In particular, he is the neurosurgical lead for developing treatments for paediatric spasticity in Leeds – particularly Intrathecal Baclofen and has setup Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) in Leeds having studied this technique with Dr TS Park in St Louis, Missouri.

 

Mr Goodden & his team in Leeds have completed over fifty SDR operations. They have also been designated by NHS England as one of only 5 centres in England able to offer SDR as an NHS-funded treatment under a Commissioning through Evaluation programme. More information about the Leeds SDR programme is online at www.leedsneurosurgery.com/sdr.

 

File 153606Alec Musson has been a children’s physiotherapist for 20 years with experience working in a community child development centre and for the last 14 years in the acute setting at Leeds Children’s Hospital.  He has a specialist interest in neurology and in particular spasticity management and is Lead Physiotherapist for the spasticity service participating in the Botulinum Toxin clinics as a therapy injector, and the spasticity clinics assessing children’s suitability for Intrathecal Baclofen and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.   He is also Service Manager for the children’s physiotherapy team at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

Alec Musson has been a children’s physiotherapist for 20 years with experience working in a community child development centre and for the last 14 years in the acute setting at Leeds Children’s Hospital.  He has a specialist interest in neurology and in particular spasticity management and is Lead Physiotherapist for the spasticity service participating in the Botulinum Toxin clinics as a therapy injector, and the spasticity clinics assessing children’s suitability for Intrathecal Baclofen and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.   He is also Service Manager for the children’s physiotherapy team at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

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