Orthopedic Care of Patients with Cerebral Palsy

A Clinical Guide to Evaluation and Management across the Lifespan

  • Philip D. Nowicki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Henry G. Chambers, Reid C. Chambers
    Pages 1-11
  3. Heakyung Kim, Eduardo Del Rosario, Richard Anderson, Nicole Bainton, Jared Levin, Angeline Bowman
    Pages 29-50
  4. Hank White, Samuel Augsburger
    Pages 51-76
  5. Kristan Pierz, M. Wade Shrader
    Pages 77-91
  6. Emily Dodwell, Kunal Agarwal, Stacey Miller, Kishore Mulpuri, Ernest Sink, Philip D. Nowicki et al.
    Pages 93-143
  7. David Westberry, Lane Wimberly, Cory Bryan, Adam Theissen, Venkat Boddapati, Roshan P. Shah et al.
    Pages 145-170
  8. Christine Goodbody, Liana Tedesco, J. Turner Vosseller, David M. Scher
    Pages 171-192
  9. Nickolas Nahm, M. Wade Shrader, Hiroko Matsumoto, David Roye
    Pages 193-212
  10. Amber Newell, Suzanne Cherry, Michaela Fraser
    Pages 221-250
  11. Arianna Trionfo, Corinna Franklin
    Pages 251-256
  12. Rita Ayyangar, David Roye, Sara Silbert, Christian Treat
    Pages 257-285
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 287-299

About this book


Many of the existing books focusing on the orthopedic management of patients with cerebral palsy encompass only care for the young patient, but this practical text reviews and delineates orthopedic care for patients with cerebral palsy throughout the lifespan. Readers will find a discussion of both non-operative and operative orthopedic management across all ages and functional levels. 

The text presents a general overview of cerebral palsy, evaluation of patients with cerebral palsy, and procedures commonly used to treat various orthopedic conditions in patients with cerebral palsy. Spasticity management and gait evaluation are likewise highlighted, and surgical chapters cover techniques for the hip, knee, foot and ankle, and spine. It also incorporates chapters focused on issues related to the rehabilitation of patients with cerebral palsy, including bracing, orthotics and other durable medical equipment, physical and occupational therapy, pain management, and adaptive activities and sports, which aim to improve the overall quality of life for patients through the lifespan. Finally, there is a chapter focused on the care transition from childhood to adulthood, an area of importance often neglected in current texts covering patients with cerebral palsy.

Whether in the operating room, multi-specialty clinic or private office, Orthopedic Care of Patients with Cerebral Palsy will be a go-to resource for orthopedists, pediatricians and all medical professionals caring for this population. 


Adaptive sport Bracing Cerebral palsy Corrective surgery Gait evaluation Intrathecal baclofen pump Orthotics Rehabilitation Selective dorsal rhizotomy Spasticity management

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip D. Nowicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsHelen DeVos Children’s HospitalGrand RapidsUSA

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