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Use of Low Cost Prostheses to Improve Upper Extremity Function in Children With Cerebral Palsy

2017-04-21 07:08:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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.

Study Design

Conditions

Cerebral Palsy

Intervention

Occupational Therapy Treatment

Location

New York University School of Medicine
New York
New York
United States
10016

Status

Enrolling by invitation

Source

New York University School of Medicine

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-04-21T07:08:22-0400

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