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An overview of cerebral palsy 

An overview of cerebral palsy
An overview of cerebral palsy

Lucinda J. Carr

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date: 05 July 2022

Cerebral palsy is a permanent disorder of movement or posture due to non-progressive lesions of the immature brain

Magnetic resonance imaging is generally recommended and can provide important prognostic information

Only a minority of cases are due to birth trauma

Modern classification systems incorporate function as well as anatomical involvement

Management aims to maximize a child’s potential both as an individual and within society. Other associated conditions may impact on quality of life and participation

Multidisciplinary involvement is essential with use of physiotherapy, orthotics, and tone management (focal and systemic) as necessary.

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