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The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of an upper extremity prosthesis in improving the upper extremity function of children with cerebral palsy who have limited use of their hands. Twelve children, aged 4-17 years, who have cerebral palsy and limitations in their ability to use their hands, will be enrolled. All participants will be fitted with a 3D printed arm/hand prosthesis and receive 8 occupational therapy sessions. Each subject will be evaluated pre-treatment, post-occupational therapy sessions and at 6 months follow-up. The evaluation will include assessment of (1)passive and active arm/hand movement and (2)functional hand skills using several standardized tests. The results from the pre-treatment and the two post-treatment evaluations will be compared.
Occupational Therapy Treatment
New York University School of Medicine
Enrolling by invitation
New York University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-04-21T07:08:22-0400
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To examine associations between interventions and child characteristics; and enhanced gross motor progress in children with cerebral palsy (CP).
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A platform requiring multidimensional trunk movement facilitated postural balance in children with cerebral palsy.
A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see MUSCLE SPASTICITY) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (Little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with LEUKOMALACIA, PERIVENTRICULAR. (From Dev Med Child Neurol 1998 Aug;40(8):520-7)
Skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It assists in the development of skills needed for independent living.
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Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of any occupational or work activity for remedial purposes.
A familial, cerebral arteriopathy mapped to chromosome 19q12, and characterized by the presence of granular deposits in small CEREBRAL ARTERIES producing ischemic STROKE; PSEUDOBULBAR PALSY; and multiple subcortical infarcts (CEREBRAL INFARCTION). CADASIL is an acronym for Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy. CADASIL differs from BINSWANGER DISEASE by the presence of MIGRAINE WITH AURA and usually by the lack of history of arterial HYPERTENSION. (From Bradley et al, Neurology in Clinical Practice, 2000, p1146)
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