Cerebral palsy: a comprehensive review.

  title={Cerebral palsy: a comprehensive review.},
  author={R C Dzienkowski and Kathleen K. Smith and K A Dillow and Carolyn B. Yucha},
  journal={The Nurse practitioner},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={45-8, 51-4, 57-9; quiz 60-1}
Cerebral palsy is a broad range of static, nonprogressive motor disabilities that present from birth or early childhood as a result of injury to neuromotor components of the central nervous system. Motor performance is normally coordinated via communication between the cerebral cortex, thalamus, basal ganglia, brain stem, cerebellum, spinal cord, and communicating sensori-motor pathways. This complex network lends itself to injury at many different levels. Etiologies are numerous and can occur… CONTINUE READING