From Medicineworld.org: Cerebral Palsy
What are the symptoms in the child?
The child is usually between the age of 2 and 4. The parents complaint that the child is not able to walk. There is also history of delayed developmental milestones (like delay in sitting, standing when compared with the normal child). There is decrease in movements of the limbs. Mild cases of cerebral palsy have slight stiffness of the limbs. There is crossing of the legs in severe cases. In severe cases, there will be mental retardation and speech will be lost. There is dribbling of saliva form the mouth and there is no control of urine (urinary incontinence).
What is the treatment for cerebral palsy?
The condition must be detected in the early childhood life by the child specialist and treatment should begin at that time. Detailed neurological examination and psychometric analysis is done. The team should involve orthopedic surgeon, neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, physiotherapist and occupational therapist. The child needs the guidance of psychologist, speech therapist and medical social worker. The involvement and co-operation of parents is more important. Physiotherapy is the mainstay of treatment in all cases of cerebral palsy. This helps in preventing deformity of the joints and to relax stiff muscles. The aim of the treatment is to achieve maximum functional ability and the skill that the child can acquire. Each child requires a programme that is appropriate to its intelligence and severity of disability.
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Medicineworld.org: Cerebral Palsy
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