Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. Chovan and Dr. Butz
Cerebral Palsy, CP, Spasticity, Hypertonia, Neuromuscular disorder
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Cerebral Palsy (CP) as a heterogeneous condition with various types, causes, and patterns of neuropathology that all result in a disorder of posture and movement control. The most common etiologies of CP are usually congenital in nature meaning they begin in early pregnancy and happen before birth (MacLennan et. Al, 2015). However, there are still unknown causes of CP and it is now important to consider other etiologies that trigger different neuropathologies that contribute to varying symptoms of CP. Understanding the pathophysiology, causes, and signs and symptoms of CP can help facilitate appropriate treatment and therapies for improvement of function.
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