Botulinum toxin A in the management of children with cerebral palsy: indications and outcome

Boyd, R. and Graham, H. K. (1997). Botulinum toxin A in the management of children with cerebral palsy: indications and outcome. In: 3rd European Botulinun Toxin Symposium, London, England, (S15-S21). 28 February - 2 March 1997.

Author Boyd, R.
Graham, H. K.
Title of paper Botulinum toxin A in the management of children with cerebral palsy: indications and outcome
Conference name 3rd European Botulinun Toxin Symposium
Conference location London, England
Conference dates 28 February - 2 March 1997
Journal name European Journal of Neurology   Check publisher's open access policy
Publication Year 1997
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 1351-5101
Volume 4
Issue Suppl. 2
Start page S15
End page S21
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There is now considerable evidence to support the use of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy. However, the clinical variability of cerebral palsy demands careful assessment and planning of treatment to obtain optimal results. Our approach to clinical assessment and management includes the use of three-dimensional gait analysis to answer specific clinical issues and evaluate the functional outcome. Botulinum toxin A should be used as part of an integrated programme in the management of children with cerebral palsy which also includes physiotherapy, orthoses and orthopaedic surgery. A management algorithm for the use of this toxin as therapy in children with cerebral palsy has been developed, based on our clinical experience and the results of a number of clinical trials.
Keyword botulinum toxin A
cerebral palsy
gait analysis
treatment algorithm
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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