Blazej Pruszczynski, MD, PhD | Cerebral palsy
Diagnostyka, prowadzenie, leczenie mózgowego porażenia dziecięcego i jego następstw

Cerebral palsy

Infantile cerebral palsy


Cerebral palsy

The disease concerns 0,2 per cent of infants born alive.

The disease concerns 0,2 per cent of infants born alive. The symptoms develop – contractures, bones deformities, movement, communication and eating disorders. Cooperation with parents and the entire medical staff is a must. Children with cerebral palsy need to be stimulated intellectually, their muscles have to be strengthened and stretched and when a need arises they should undergo an operation and orthoses should be fitted. Knowledge of types and symptoms of this disease is necessary. The purpose is to reach maximum child’s abilities as well as to keep them at this level. It is continuous, everyday fight and training.

For those who treat children with cerebral palsy, look after them and parents

  • It is necessary to take an X-ray picture of hip joints once a year to catch a hip threatened with dislocation, especially for children with GMFCS III-V.
  • Every worsening in the field of abduction or abduction below 30 degrees in hip joints require diagnostics
  • Making children who do not walk and do not sit rise to an upright position, which have a positive impact on their development and prevents dislocation of hip joint.
  • Preventing limbs deformities through exercises, ortheses, appropriate treatment of increased muscles tension
  • The treatment requires cooperation and regular controls from the members of the team: orthopaedists, paediatricians, neurologists, doctors specializing in rehabilitation and physiotherapists