The cerebral palsy transition clinic: administrative chore, clinical responsibility, or opportunity for audit and clinical research?
Fiona Burns, Robbie Stewart, Dinah Reddihough, Adam Scheinberg, Kathleen Ooi, H Kerr Graham
Journal of Children's Orthopaedics | Published : 2014
PURPOSE: The majority of children with orthopaedic conditions in childhood survive to adult life, and there is a need for many of them to transition to adult services. This includes children with disorders such as club foot or developmental dislocation of the hip as well as those with complex syndromic conditions, bone dysplasias or neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy and myelomeningocele. In many tertiary paediatric centres, transition has become a formal process in which clinicians document and communicate the status of patients who have been under their care to ensure a smooth transfer to adult services. The purpose of this report is to support the need for clear communication ..View full abstract