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i was wondering what are some of the newest medications, therapies, surgeries etc that can help people with cerebral palsy?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
From ortho standpoin: ...T, we r involved in preventing contractures, ; directing pt ; home stretching programs. Also surgery is done to loosen tight contractures by selective cutting of extremely deforming muscles ; transfer of muscles 2 make up 4 deficiencies of others. Example: heel cord lengthening or transfer of post tib 2 a position that makes it an ankle dorsiflexor, , insteadof an invertor of the foot.

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