FB Botox Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk Tall

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Botox Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk Tall

Botox Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy Walk Tall

It’s not just for wrinkles—the commonly-used injectable Botox is helping children with cerebral palsy (CP) do something they might not have ever been able to do: walk. Dr. John Davids, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who treats kids with CP, says, “In children with CP, there is an imbalance between muscle groups and some of the muscle groups are overactive and those are the groups we target with the Botox to tone down or turn down the activity level.”

Therapies for young children with CP typically begin with leg braces, followed by Botox treatments after the age of five, which are considered bridge treatments to surgery. Botox is used to temporarily paralyze the overactive muscle groups so that doctors can observe a child’s gait when walking to then determine the best plan for surgery to make the improved walking pattern permanent.

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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