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A 31-year-old male asked:

Can motor function in adults with cerebral palsy be lost or can it be post-impairment syndrome from cp?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 17 years experience
Not progressive: Motor function does not usually deteriorate in adults with cerebral palsy- from the cerebral palsy itself. However, decreased activity and sub optimally treated spasm can lead to pressure impairments. You should see a physiatrist.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Cerebral palsy: Cerebral palsy is a static disorder, which at your age should not progress. With any period of immobilization, contractures can occur which may impair motor function further.
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