Effects of the standing program with hip abduction on hip acetabular development in children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy

Effects of the standing program with hip abduction on hip acetabular development in children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy

Early identification and intervention with conservative measures is important to help manage hip dysplasia in children with a high adductor and iliopsoas tone and delay in weight bearing. The effect of a daily standing program with hip abduction on hip acetabular development in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy was the focus of this study.

The participants were 26 children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy (CP), classified at Level III according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). At the age of 5 years, radiologic results of the study group were compared with a comparison group of 13 children with spastic diplegia CP who had not taken part in a standing program.

The results indicate that a daily standing program with hip abduction in the first 5 years may enhance acetabular development in ambulatory children with spastic diplegia CP.

The study concluded that a standing program with hip abduction can be a beneficial to develop more stable hips in children with spastic diplegic GMFCS level III.

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Monica TanakaResearch article posted by: Monica Tanaka

Monica is our Physiospot Editor. She is a trained journalist with a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession. As Physiospot Editor, Monica explores stories and physiotherapy news for us with fresh eyes. She is a science and health communicator with experience implementing strategic communications in the not-for-profit, academic, and public sectors. Thanks to physiotherapists, Monica has kept up her love of cross-country skiing and cycling over the years.

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