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Lower limb management in cerebral palsy 

Lower limb management in cerebral palsy
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Lower limb management in cerebral palsy
Author(s):

Tim Theologis

and J.M.H. Paterson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013004
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date: 15 December 2018

All patients with cerebral palsy have lower limb involvement

Determination of the pattern of neurological involvement and the degree of selective muscle control is important when considering orthopaedic intervention

The neurological insult is non-progressive but the musculoskeletal effects do progress.

Specific treatment aims must be identified and realistic targets defined

The appropriate treatment must be selected for the child’s age and stage of development

It is important to differentiate between dynamic and fixed contractures

Surgery is only one of the management options and is rarely successful if considered in isolation.

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