Surgical intervention can help a child with hemiplegia or cerebral palsy to maximise their potential - but it is essential to be careful about treatment.
- Goals of surgery and factors to consider
Clearly defined treatment goals should be established before surgery.
- Surgery for spinal deformity
Surgery can be effective in correcting and arresting spinal deformity.
- Hip surgery
Hip surgery is a controversial treatment and should be discussed by the specialists concerned.
- Lower limb surgery for gait
Gait analysis and procedures for lower limb surgery.
Rhizotomy is very effective in reducing spasticity, but is associated with several problems.
Recommendations for best practice in surgical intervention.