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June 1972

Operative Orthopedics in Cerebral Palsy.

Arch Neurol. 1972;26(6):555. doi:10.1001/archneur.1972.00490120095022

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Abstract

Since the inception of regional programs on a national scale for the comprehensive treatment of cerebral palsy, the orthopedist has had a fair share in the overall management of children afflicted with the disease. Equipped with the advantage (or disadvantage?) of having treated victims of countless poliomyelitis epidemics, many an orthopedic surgeon took up the challenge of cerebral palsy. It is from this experience over the past 22 years that this book has sprung. It is an attempt to collect, between two covers, current, present day thoughts and techniques on the surgical management of cerebral palsy. As such it is unique, in that, for the first time to my knowledge, a book has been written for orthopedists about the orthopedics of cerebral palsy.

The book is divided into four appropriate chapters—"General Orthopedics," "The Upper Extremity," "The Lower Extremity," and "Deformities of the Trunk." As a book catering to orthopedic

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