Surgical and Non-surgical Options for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Join our presenters from Kennedy Krieger Institute to learn about the typical indications for the common neurosurgical procedures for cerebral palsy, selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) and the intrathecal baclofen pump (ITB).   We will also discuss the different treatments available and identify the important factors that may affect the life expectancy of a person who has cerebral palsy.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the differences between the primary and secondary findings associated with cerebral palsy and the impact they have on participation in the community
    2. List five different treatments for cerebral palsy
    3. Identify three factors that may affect the life expectancy with a person who has cerebral palsy
    4. Describe the typical indications for the common neurosurgical procedures for cerebral palsy, selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) and the intrathecal baclofen pump (ITB).
    5. Clarify common misconceptions about SDR and ITB treatment.
Surgical-And-Non-Surgical-Options-For-Individuals-With-Cerebral-Palsy.jpg

Presenter: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Recorded: July 11, 2018

CE’s Offered: 1

Non-Member Price $49

Basic or Associate Member Price $39

Premier or Associate Premier Price $0 (Free)