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Laura L. Deon, MD

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certification:
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Residency: UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fellowship: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago - Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Baclofen pump management
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Brachial plexopathies
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Nerve conduction study and electromyography
  • Rehabilitation, amputee
  • Rehabilitation, neurological
  • Rehabilitation, orthopedic and spinal
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain injury
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Pallidal deep-brain stimulation associated with complete remission of self-injurious behaviors in a patient with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome: a case report.
    Deon LL, Kalichman MA, Booth CL, Slavin KV, Gaebler-Spira DJ.
    J Child Neurol. 2012
    2012 Jan
    27(1):117-20. doi: 10.1177/0883073811415853. Epub 2011 Sep 22.
  2. Dance program for physical rehabilitation and participation in children with cerebral palsy.
    López-Ortiz C, Gladden K, Deon L, Schmidt J, Girolami G, Gaebler-Spira D
    Arts Health
    2012 Feb 1
  3. Assessment and treatment of movement disorders in children with cerebral palsy.
    Deon LL, Gaebler-Spira D.
    Orthop Clin North Am. 2010
    2010 Oct
    41(4):507-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2010.06.001. Review.
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