Cerebral palsy or CP is the most common childhood physical disability. It is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. A new international consensus definition has been proposed: "Cerebral palsy (CP) describes a group of disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitations that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturban ...
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Botulinum Toxin Injections
... What is botulinum toxin? Botulinum toxin is the product made by the bacteria that cause botulism. When used in very small amounts, botulinum toxin Type A (such as Botox) can be used safely to weaken s...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Complications
... Besides difficulty with movement and posture, cerebral palsy may result in these health problems: Development of joint deformities or dislocation, if there''s considerable spasticity Nutrition problem...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... The brain abnormality or damage that underlies cerebral palsy doesn''t worsen with time, but children with cerebral palsy often require long-term care. The type and amount of treatment depend on how m...
Source: MayoClinic

   

Resources

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  • Assistive Devices (National Library of Medicine)