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Upper limb management in cerebral palsy

Rachel Buckingham

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013005

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Upper limb management in cerebral palsy

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Evaluation of the upper limb must assess all aspects of sensation, motor control, and function. Will the hand be used for bimanual activities?

Individual treatment goals must be established

Non-operative treatment may encourage use and awareness of the more affected limb

Many muscles cross two joints and therefore the limb must be considered as a whole and not as a series of isolated joints.

Chapter.  2366 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Reproduction, Growth and Development ; Neurology

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