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If a child was kept immobile at a certain age could this have an effect on their motor functions down the road?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on variables
Immobility is often required during treatment for problems like displaced hips, fractured limbs, etc.
The process is generally limited and though stressful to child and parent, the child will eventually emerge from treatment and catch up with his peers. Some could require some pt or ot, depending on the duration of immobalization and treatments, but this is seldom needed. Kids are very resilient.

In brief: Depends on variables
Immobility is often required during treatment for problems like displaced hips, fractured limbs, etc.
The process is generally limited and though stressful to child and parent, the child will eventually emerge from treatment and catch up with his peers. Some could require some pt or ot, depending on the duration of immobalization and treatments, but this is seldom needed. Kids are very resilient.
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