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Study: Botulinum Toxin Injections Do Not Improve Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy Patients Undergoing Physiotherapy

Study: Botulinum Toxin Injections Do Not Improve Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy Patients Undergoing Physiotherapy

New research out of the Netherlands analyzed the effect of botulinum toxin A (“BoNT-A”) injections in children with cerebral palsy. Traditionally, BoNT-A injections and a physiotherapy treatment regimen have been prescribed together to treat muscle spasms. However, BoNT-A treatments are painful, costly and often inconvenient.

For 24 weeks, the Dutch research team analyzed the gross motor function, physical activity level, and quality of life in 65 children, age 4-12, with spastic cerebral palsy. One subset of the children received BoNT-A injections plus intensive physiotherapy while the remaining group received only intensive physiotherapy. The researchers observed no differences in the function, activity, or quality of life among the two groups at the end of the 24 week study.  However the combination strategy with BoNT-A was far more costly—around $11,000 compared to $7,590. The research team cautioned that their findings may not apply to other subgroups of cerebral palsy patients.

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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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