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Recent Advances in Management of Cerebral Palsy

Source: Symposium on Developmental and Behavioral Disorders -11

By: Deepak Sharan
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Bangalore Children's Hospital, Bangalore, India

Recent advances in clinical research have increased our understanding of causal pathways, opportunities for primary prevention, and the value of specific intervention strategies in the management of Cerebral Palsy (CP). Despite the increasing popularity of newer treatment alternatives, e.g., Botulinum Toxin and Intrathecal Baclofen, single event multilevel Orthopaedic bony and soft tissue surgery, in the context of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team, remains a vital component in the overall management plan. A meticulous clinical examination, augmented in some cases by instrumented gait analysis, allows for a comprehensive treatment plan addressing the entire extremity. This paper provides a critical review of the currently available treatment modalities.

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