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Is cerebral palsy curable?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: By definition - NO

This means that it is a stable and permanent disorder of motor control. Many children learn to control so well that they may appear normal. Their disorder is present but just so well controlled that it takes special testing to detect. Other patients are severely affected and must be in wheelchairs with casts and braces and lots of special help.

In brief: By definition - NO

This means that it is a stable and permanent disorder of motor control. Many children learn to control so well that they may appear normal. Their disorder is present but just so well controlled that it takes special testing to detect. Other patients are severely affected and must be in wheelchairs with casts and braces and lots of special help.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be improved

The wonderful thing about working with kids is their ability rewire past some of the injuries of cp.
Pt/ot/speach therapy and other modalities can minimize the impact. He injured areas if major will always remain injured, but plasticity is a word applied to their response. Adults with the same injury don't as much ability to regain functions.

In brief: Can be improved

The wonderful thing about working with kids is their ability rewire past some of the injuries of cp.
Pt/ot/speach therapy and other modalities can minimize the impact. He injured areas if major will always remain injured, but plasticity is a word applied to their response. Adults with the same injury don't as much ability to regain functions.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Treatable

Cerebral palsy can be treated with a variety of approaches to improve tone and movement.
It cannot be cured.

In brief: Treatable

Cerebral palsy can be treated with a variety of approaches to improve tone and movement.
It cannot be cured.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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