Wednesday 30 November @ 5pm: CP-Achieve Webinar Series

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Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 12:00 PM

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Cerebral palsy is by definition a condition which affects the brain, yet over time the effects on muscles (contractures) bones (twist or torsion) and joints (dislocation) can be profound. Population based studies from the Orthopaedic Department RCH, based on the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register, have led to the identification of risk factors and causal pathways. These are very important for screening and guiding management. Musculoskeletal deformities can cause pain, impair function reduce participation and impair quality of life. The role of the Orthopaedic team is to identify problems at an early stage, when they are easier to correct. The long-term goals are to maintain the health of the musculoskeletal system in children and teenagers who have cerebral palsy and to prevent premature "wearing out" and arthritis.

Professor Kerr Graham is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne.  He’s clinical and research interests are principally in the area of cerebral palsy, clinical gait analysis, clinical trials of spasticity management, and gait improvements surgery for children with cerebral palsy.

Please note this webinar will not be recorded or made available for later viewing