Orthopaedic Management in Cerebral Palsy

Orthopaedic Management in Cerebral Palsy

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This comprehensive review, the second edition of Bleck's classic work, offers clear principles for the orthopaedic management of cerebral palsy. It highlights important changes in management including principles of gait study, energy requirements and the effect of balance on walking. Neurobiology, brain development and causes of cerebral palsy are highlighted. In addition, the authors discuss mainstream and alternative therapies, presenting the whole range of orthopaedic surgical procedures and methods of management including assistive technology, selective posterior rootlet rhizotomy, botulinum toxin intramuscular injections and intrathecal baclofen.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683808
  • 9781898683803

Table of contents

Preface to the first Mac Keith Press Edition; Preface to the Ne Edition; 1. Classification, epidemiology and etiology; 2. Physician's neurological and orthopaedic assessment; 3. Special assessments and investigations; 4. Neurobiology; 5. Prognosis and structural changes; 6. Goals, treatment and management; 7. Spastic hemiplegia; 8. Spastic diplegia; 9. Total body involvement.; Index.show more

About Helen Meeks Horstmann

Helen Horstmann is Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Penn Orthopaedic Institute and a Past President of American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. She helped to establish and bolster the interdisciplinary Cerebral Palsy Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Eugene Bleck is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr Bleck is an international expert in the field of children's musculoskeletal diseases and was president of the American Orthopedic Association, the Pediatric Orthopedic Society, and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy.show more