The effect of botulinum toxin type A on the functional ability of the child with spastic hemiplegia a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Love2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of botulinum toxin type A on the functional ability of the child with spastic hemiplegia a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Sarah Love and Joseph P. Valentine and Eve M Blair and Christopher J. S. Price and Jill H Cole and Pierre Chauvel},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 Suppl 5},
  pages={50-8}
}
It has been demonstrated that botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) injections reduce spasticity and improve muscle growth in children with spasticity. It has been postulated that BTX-A allows the learning of more normal movement patterns. The aim of this study was to measure the effect of this treatment on functional ability, as measured by the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), in children with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Children of 3--13 years and meeting the selection criteria were… CONTINUE READING