Orthopedic conditions are common in adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Although CP is argued to be a nonprogressive condition of the brain, the musculoskeletal components tend to worsen and deteriorate over time leading to chronic pain, function limitation, and a decline in mobility. Orthopedic care of adults with CP has not been well documented in the literature. This article describes the common orthopedic conditions in adults with CP and discusses who should perform orthopedic surgery on adults.
The epidemiology of cerebral palsy in adulthood: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the most frequently studied outcomes
The present systematic review and meta-analysis on the epidemiology of adults with CP provided state-of-the-art knowledge on the most frequently studied outcomes. On the average adults with CP are fatigued, a majority experiences pain, is ambulant and has little or no difficulty with manual ability. On average, 40% is employed and 30% lives independently.
Pain in adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data
There is little focus on adults with cerebral palsy (CP) in research and health care and insufficient knowledge on how to identify and manage pain in this population.
This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to determine whether pain prevalence in adults with CP is high and to explore variations in pain prevalence of subgroups, pain locations, pain severity and pain interference.
Kérő G, Frigyesi L, Szabó T, Than P, Vermes C
David S. Allan