ELECTIVE AMPUTATION OF CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENT SUCCESSFULLY WEARS ELECTRIC PROSTHESIS

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2002

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Cerebral Palsy affects 15-20 new borns in every 10,000. Currently, near a half million people in the U.S. are effected with C.P. Diagnosing the condition is done clinically, with lab test only ruling out other diseases. The tests performed, such as manual muscle testing, ROM, physical and emotional development, are all compared to normal childhood outcomes. Therefore, many infants are not diagnosed with C.P. until the age of two or three. Symptoms are normally weak or tight muscles, poor balance and gait, along with seizures in approximately half of the effected people. Over time, weak muscles can often develop severe joint contractures, classified as spastic Cerebral Palsy

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MEC '02 : the next generation : University of New Brunswick's Myoelectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, August 21-23, 2002 : conference proceedings.

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Mandacina, Stephen, and Troy Farnsworth (2002). ELECTIVE AMPUTATION OF CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENT SUCCESSFULLY WEARS ELECTRIC PROSTHESIS. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/2688.


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