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Will a child with cerebral palsy ever walk?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to speculate

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CP can be so mild a person never knows it in their lifetime unless they by chance have specialized neurological testing. It can also be so involved, they are totally dependent on others for all their needs.The majority are independent and self sufficient.Some abandon walking to gain speed with a wheeled device.

In brief: Hard to speculate

You provide no background on the case if there is one that you have an interest in.
CP can be so mild a person never knows it in their lifetime unless they by chance have specialized neurological testing. It can also be so involved, they are totally dependent on others for all their needs.The majority are independent and self sufficient.Some abandon walking to gain speed with a wheeled device.
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Dr. George Gantsoudes
Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: It depends

Most children (70%) with CP walk, however there are still many that don't.
There are some signs to watch for. If the child isn't sitting independently by age 2, retains primitive reflexes, among others, the child may not walk. It is very important to have your child followed closely by a multidisciplinary team including a pediatric orthopaedist, pt, neurologist, orthotist, etc.

In brief: It depends

Most children (70%) with CP walk, however there are still many that don't.
There are some signs to watch for. If the child isn't sitting independently by age 2, retains primitive reflexes, among others, the child may not walk. It is very important to have your child followed closely by a multidisciplinary team including a pediatric orthopaedist, pt, neurologist, orthotist, etc.
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