n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - The transition from childhood into adulthood - a challenge in living with cerebral palsy : more about... neurosurgery

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The number of people living with cerebral palsy (CP) continues to grow, largely due to increased survival of low-birthweight infants and improved life expectancy. Despite extensive research and impressive progress in medical care, there is still no intervention that can reverse the brain injury causing CP. The focus of care in CP is therefore on appropriate combinations of interventions to improve overall function and participation in the community in childhood. Although CP is defined as a non-progressive disorder, it is accompanied by secondary disturbances which need life-long medical care. The question many parents face is, 'Where do you find support for your child with CP when he/she gets older?'.

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