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What are the signs, symptoms of cerebral palsy?

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Motor delay

Children with cerebral palsy have difficulty with movement because of an injury to the areas of the brain controling movement.
They typically have delay attaining their motor milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.

In brief: Motor delay

Children with cerebral palsy have difficulty with movement because of an injury to the areas of the brain controling movement.
They typically have delay attaining their motor milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Keith Baldwin
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Neuro symptoms

Weakness, abnormal motor control, balance problems are all possible.
Most patients manifest each of these with one dominant factor, depending on the region of the brain that has been damaged. While the primary problem (the brain) cannot be fixed, deformities due to abnormal muscle tone can be fixed. Balance problems and abnormal motor control can lead to less predictable outcomes.

In brief: Neuro symptoms

Weakness, abnormal motor control, balance problems are all possible.
Most patients manifest each of these with one dominant factor, depending on the region of the brain that has been damaged. While the primary problem (the brain) cannot be fixed, deformities due to abnormal muscle tone can be fixed. Balance problems and abnormal motor control can lead to less predictable outcomes.
Dr. Keith Baldwin
Dr. Keith Baldwin
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