What types of cerebral palsy are there?

Types of CP. A general explanation of the classifications of cerebral palsy would be difficult with the limitations of this forum, but I have added a link which may be informative for you. http://cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/types-and-forms/

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I have a five year old with cerebral palsy what type of enrichment activites should I give her?

Too generic. Unfortunately, given that children can be affected by cerebral palsy in such a wide variety of ways, this question is too hard to answer without more information. But it would be beneficial to see a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatry) if you don't already see one. Read more...

Is hemiplegia caused by a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

No. Porencephalic areas of a brain are where brain tissue has been destroyed by a stroke or hemorrhage or injury are not the same as cerebral palsy. They are distinct entities and not associated with each other. Read more...
Both from same . Cause. "cp" is a group of chronic motor impairments defined by functional limitations in mobility & hand use associated with neurological dysfunction, not by underlying cause.Impaired control of movement & posture appears early in life, usually from prenatal brain malformation or injury. Spastic hemiplegia, a type of cp, is one-sided increased muscle tone & decreased voluntary movement. Read more...
Result not cause. Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fetal brain in utero. The stroke will leave a region of damaged brain that eventually becomes a porencephalic cyst. The stroke that resulted in the cerebral palsy may never be determined as to cause. Read more...
Yes. A porencephalic cyst can be a cause of hemiplegic cerebral palsy. A porencephalic cyst is really an imaging finding but itself may have been caused by something that injured the brain prenatal KY such as a stroke, trauma, infection, etc. Read more...

Can you tell me is hemiplegia due to a porencyphic cyst a type of cerebral palsy?

Yes. The definition of CP encompases disorders of movement and posture due to an injury to the nerves originating from pregnancy to 3 years of age. Porencephalic cysts represent loss of brain substance due to a stroke during pregnancy and this fits the definition well. In many CP cases, no clear evidence of an injury is seen, here there is a well recognised cause. Read more...

What type of doctor best treats an adult patient with moderate cerebral palsy?

Rehab physician. Depends on the problem, but for overall cp-related care i would recommend a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation (pm&r). For seizures, a neurologist; for constipation and gerd, gi. For scoliosis or hip pain, orthopedics. Read more...
It depends. I am a pediatric orthopaedist, but still see adults with cp, as I have more experience with the usual issues than my adult colleagues do. If it is for arthritis or similar issues, an adult reconstruction specialist can help. I would call a pediatric orthopaedist in the area and ask them. If you are asking about general health issues, any primary care physician is well qualified. Read more...

Are there any special clinics for treating a cerebral palsy (spastic type quadri) with tooth decay?

Yes. Usually major dental schools will have the facilities to treat these individuals. If not, the county health department or local dental society will have names of folks whoare equiped to deal with special needs people. Read more...
Yes. It depends on where you live. University of washington school of dentistry "decode" program may know of places around the country. Read more...
Yes. Check with the university of washington school of dentistry to see if they have a special patients program. Read more...

What is cerebral palsy?

Depends. CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associated with many other related problems depending on the expent. Each case is somewhat unique ; most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like P.T.Referral to a developmental center is appropriate.. Read more...
Cerebral palsy is a . Group of disorders of impaired motor functions that are described by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Most commonly from a fetal brain malformation or injury that occurred any time from the 3rd week of gestation till term, about 10-20% of cases occur from asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life. Pediatric, early intervention services & subspecialty care all help. Read more...

What causes cerebral palsy?

Injury to nerves. CP results from an stable (non-progessive) injury to brain cells that are devoted to movement, muscle control & posture. The injury can be lack of nutrients (oxygen, glucose) due to blood flow problems or hemorrhage or infection (virus, parasite, bacteria).The injury can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery or the first 3 yrs. Read more...
Brain injury. Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy which results in a problem with control of muscles. Children may be found to have the condition shortly after birth. Some are due to injury at birth, others due to injury in utero, many the cause is never determined. Injury to the brain after birth can result in a form of acquired cerebral palsy such as from meningitis, stroke, injury, brain surgery. Read more...

What causes cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, usually before a child is born. Causes include: random mutations in genes, maternal infections that affect the developing fetus, lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain, infant infections that cause inflammation in or around the brain, traumatic head injury to an infant from a motor vehicle accident, fall or abuse. Read more...
Cerebral palsy is a . group of motor impairments defined by the way they affect mobility & hand use. Genetic errors, prenatal exposure to alcohol or drugs & other factors can alter brain formation as early as 3 wks. after conception. Decreased flow of blood & oxygen to the fetal brain from maternal, placental or fetal problems can occur any time before or during birth. Trauma & infection can cause CP up to age 3 yrs. Read more...