The Cerebral Palsy Chapter at Pakistan Orthopaedic & Cosmetology Center ; diagnoses and treats infants, children, and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). Individualized treatment for your cerebral palsy patient will be determined by a team of experts at POACC. Mostly the treatment of cerebral palsy affected individuals is based on:
  • His age, overall health, and medical history
  • Severity and extent of the disease
  • The nature and type of cerebral palsy
  • Recommendations of specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Setting of treatment goals during the course of the disease
  • Your preference or opinion
As CP is a life-long disability, management includes focusing on preventing or minimizing deformities and maximizing the child’s functional capability. Such a child is best treated with an interdisciplinary team that may include the following health care providers:
  • Orthopedic surgeon ( team leader ) – a surgeon who specializes in conditions of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones
  • Pediatrician/family practitioner
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Eye specialist
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Orthotist – an individual who specializes in making braces and splints
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech specialist
  • Audiology specialist
Management of cerebral palsy includes nonsurgical and surgical options.
Nonsurgical interventions may include:
  • Rehabilitation
  • Positioning aids (used to help the child sit, lie, or stand)
  • Braces and splints (used to prevent deformity and to provide support or protection)
  • Medications (used to help control seizures or to decrease spasticity in the muscles; the medications may be given by mouth or as an injection)
Surgical interventions may be used to manage the following conditions:
  • Orthopedic problems that may include managing curvatures in the back, hip dislocations, ankle and foot deformities, and contracted muscles
  • Spasticity
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