Surgery

Orthopedic surgery is sometimes used to treat the tight muscles that are related to hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Surgical procedures are individualized according to the child’s age, severity of hemiplegia, and overall health.  Somtimes surgery needs to be repeated as the child grows because the same muscles or other muscles may be come tight again. Surgeries in children who have hemiplegia are usually focused on achieving better use of their hand and helping to lower the heel and obtain a better gait.