Journal article

Assessment of mobility after multi-level surgery for cerebral palsy

HK Graham, A Harvey

The Bone & Joint Journal | Published : 2007

Abstract

In cerebral palsy, the site and severity of the brain lesion are directly linked to gross motor function and the development of musculoskeletal deformities. The relationship between walking ability and orthopaedic surgery in children with cerebral palsy is not fully understood. The development of new tools such as the Functional Assessment Questionnaire and the Functional Mobility Scale can be used to give new insights on the functional impact of multilevel surgery. These scales are most useful as part of systematic, long-term follow-up. ©2007 British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery.

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