Chronic Pain & Fatigue

Reclaiming Mobility: SEMLARASS, A Breakthrough Cerebral Palsy Treatment

Cerebral Palsy

An estimated 3 out of 1000 children worldwide are affected by Cerebral Palsy, a condition that significantly impacts their mobility and independence. Discover a new hope with treatment from the best doctor for cerebral palsy in India, Dr. Deepak Sharan

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Dr. Deepak Sharan

Meet our expert

Dr. Deepak Sharan is a globally renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and an expert in Pediatric Orthopedics. With over 33 years of experience spanning 45 countries, he has transformed countless lives, earning him a reputation as the best doctor for cerebral palsy in India.

A versatile clinician certified in Functional & Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Sharan adopts an integrative approach, tackling chronic musculoskeletal issues from the root. He is an advisor to the National Trust for Disabilities and the Government of Karnataka.

Dr. Sharan’s unique 360° wellness methodology, combining advanced therapies like Narrative Medicine and mind-body techniques, provides lasting pain relief and holistic healing. His pioneering work has earned him a reputation as the foremost authority on cerebral palsy treatment SEMLARASS, and other complex musculoskeletal disorders.

Did You Know?

Surgical Treatment Can Improve Mobility for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Many people are unaware that advanced surgical treatments like SEMLARASS can dramatically improve mobility and independence for children with cerebral palsy. Traditional approaches often focus solely on physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and other non-surgical management strategies. These approaches, while beneficial, often overlook the underlying structural issues that can be effectively treated with innovative surgical solutions.

    Experience the Revolution in Cerebral Palsy Treatment

    Pioneered by the globally renowned Dr. Deepak Sharan, SEMLARASS (Single Event Multilevel Lever Arm Restoration & Anti-Spasticity Surgery) is an advanced, surgical approach designed for children with cerebral palsy including spastic diplegia – the most common form affecting the legs. With extensive training from top centers like Stanford and qualifications from the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM), Dr. Sharan’s comprehensive treatment addresses root causes, corrects deformities, and provides tailored rehabilitation for lasting restoration of mobility and independence.

    SEMLARASS: A Comprehensive Approach

    Developed by Dr. Deepak Sharan, SEMLARASS (Single event multilevel lever arm restoration & anti-spasticity surgery) is an innovative surgical approach specifically designed for cerebral palsy treatment in children.

    This cerebral palsy surgery stands out by offering

    Comprehensive Treatment

    Multiple corrective surgeries are combined into a single event to address all affected areas.

    Minimally Invasive Procedure

    Advanced techniques reduce recovery time and improve outcomes.

    Customized Care 

    The surgery is followed by an intensive, protocol-based rehabilitation program, supervised by Dr. Deepak Sharan. 

    Benefits of SEMLARASS

    Preserved Muscle Function

    SEMLARASS specifically targets only the necessary muscles, ensuring that vital antigravity and monoarticular muscles retain their functionality.

    Enhanced Sensory Retention

    We ensure there is no loss of sensation or the ability to perceive the position and movement of the body (stereognosis), crucial for daily activities.

    Stability and Mobility

    By addressing multiple joints simultaneously and correcting lever arm dysfunction, SEMLARASS significantly enhances the patient’s stability and range of motion, which reduces the risk of future dislocations and deformities.

    Safe and Effective

    With a track record of success and minimal long-term complications, this approach provides a reliable path to improved mobility without significant recurrence rates in patients who follow post-operative guidelines. 

    Post-Operative Rehabilitation

    Recovery and rehabilitation are as crucial as the surgery itself. At Recoup Health, we have developed a phased, comprehensive rehabilitation program tailored to the unique needs of each patient following SEMLARASS. Our program includes

    0-2 Weeks

    Initial Recovery

    Focus on reducing pain and stiffness while enhancing the range of motion.

    2-4 Weeks

    Weight Bearing 

    Gradual increase in weight bearing activities to build muscle strength, improve mobility, and ensure proper postural alignment.

    4-6 Weeks

    Ambulatory Enhancement

    Concentrated efforts on improving gait patterns, coordination, and balance.

    6-24 Weeks

    Long-Term Functional Development 

    Aimed at boosting both gross and fine motor skills and integrating the patient back into community activities.

    Since its inception in 2000, Dr. Deepak Sharan has performed over 5000 SEMLARASS surgeries on patients across India and other countries, with a proven track record of delivering lasting improvements in mobility and near normalcy of gait.

    Why Is Early Identification Important?

    Early identification in infants with cerebral palsy is critical as it allows for the most effective use of interventions that can prevent severe complications such as hip dislocations and other deformities that significantly impair mobility. However, our treatment approach at Recoup Health is designed to benefit individuals at any age. Even older children and adults can see substantial improvements in mobility and quality of life with our specialized interventions. This inclusive approach ensures that all individuals with cerebral palsy have access to the treatments they need to enhance their well-being and achieve greater independence.

    Why Is Early Identification Important?

    The Recoup Advantage

    Evidence-based Interdisciplinary Care

    Our interdisciplinary care team uses holistic practices and integrated medicine based on cutting-edge research to treat your whole health

    Data-Driven Diagnosis

    Using our proprietary whole-person health score, we analyze your genetics, lifestyle, medical, and family history before creating personalized care plans

    Unique Care Philosophy

    We treat every illness using our unique 4R approach - Relief, Root Cause Reversal, Rebalance, and Regeneration, ensuring you enjoy lasting health.

    Technology First

    Technology powers our unique 4R approach by enabling precise and predictive root-cause diagnosis of your illness

    Why Recoup Health?

    Recoup Health stands out as a pioneer in integrating comprehensive care for cerebral palsy with evidence-based practices. Our SEMLARASS treatment plan is underpinned by the latest research and executed by a specialized team trained in the most advanced pediatric orthopedic care strategies. This ensures that each patient receives personalized, holistic care that addresses not just the symptoms but the overall well-being of the patient and their family.

    The Way to Health

    We use advanced non-invasive diagnostics, such as functional and gut health assessments, inflammation biomarkers, insulin resistance analyzers, and diabetic risk profilers to assess the risk of developing heart disease and other future health risks. These methods help with early interventions and finding the root cause of your diabetes. By identifying the underlying factors, we can create a personalized and targeted care plan to eliminate the root cause and manage your diabetes effectively.


    Is cerebral palsy preventable?

    While cerebral palsy is not currently preventable, it is important for parents and caregivers to monitor their child’s developmental milestones closely. Babies with cerebral palsy may experience delays in reaching certain milestones that could initially go unnoticed. With early detection and intervention, we can help children with cerebral palsy reach their fullest potential and enhance their quality of life.

    At what age can children undergo SEMLARASS?

    The ideal window for undergoing SEMLARASS is between the ages of 4 and 8 years old, particularly for children with spastic diplegia or other forms of spastic cerebral palsy. During this time, children have often developed a mature gait pattern and are better able to cooperate with the intensive post-operative rehabilitation program. Depending on the severity of their condition however, we may recommend proceeding with the surgery regardless of age to preserve their ability to walk.

    What steps are involved in the SEMLARASS procedure?

    SEMLARASS is a comprehensive approach that combines multiple corrective procedures in a single event. It utilizes minimally invasive techniques to address deformities, restore proper muscle function, and reduce spasticity. After the surgery, we provide intensive, protocol-based rehabilitation under the guidance of our expert interdisciplinary team.

    How long does recovery take after SEMLARASS?

    Recovery is a gradual journey, with functional improvements continuing for up to 2 years or more after the surgery. During this time, your child will participate in an intensive rehabilitation program focused on strengthening muscles, improving mobility, and developing new skills. Our team will be there to support you every step of the way.