How Can Orthopedic Surgery Help with Cerebral Palsy?

Certain orthopedic surgery options can help muscle groups loosen up if a child with cerebral palsy suffers from contractures and similar spasticity concerns. These surgical options, which may vary in effectiveness depending on a child’s specific needs, can often provide much-needed relief. Additionally, in many cases orthopedic surgeries can dramatically increase a child’s flexibility and improve their posture considerably. Unfortunately, for many families the cost of these surgeries can be extremely prohibitive.

Orthopedic Surgery and Cerebral Palsy

As orthopedic surgeries directly affect a particular muscle or group of muscles, these surgeries may only be done within local areas around a child’s contractures. The following locations are common for muscle lengthening and other intervening procedures:

  • Achilles tendon or heel cord lengthening
  • Hip adductor partial release
  • Partial hamstring release

These procedures allow for greater flexibility, especially with walking and sitting. While these procedures can prove extremely useful, they can also prove extremely expensive. For families wanting to provide the best treatment for their child while maintaining financial stability, seeking financial compensation through legal action may be possible if the child developed cerebral palsy due to someone else’s mistakes.

Contact a Cerebral Palsy Attorney

If your child has developed cerebral palsy because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behaviors, it may be possible to pursue financial compensation for the costs associated with your child’s disability. Learn about how our lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, can work with you to pursue such legal action when you call (800) 900-7704 today.


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