New Frontiers for Cerebral Palsy Treatment Identified
[Source: Science Daily]
Of cerebral palsy, caregivers and patients know this is an understatement: it’s not easy. The permanently debilitating condition, which occurs in babies from the prenatal stage to toddlers, comes with more than its fair share of lifelong challenges — from mobility problems to developmental setbacks.
One of the biggest challenges posed to physicians when treating cerebral palsy patients is the problem of gait, or a patient’s movement patterns. In those patients, brain damage limits their arm and leg motor functions, which affects posture and free movement in the limbs.
But the clinical problem — for the physicians, at least — is identifying gait issues, as it can be difficult to support a patient’s mobility functions without knowing their true extent.
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