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Tag Archives: Cerebral Palsy Research

A child with cerebral palsy can have surgery done in which the rectus femoris muscle is disconnected from the front of the knee and reattached to the back of the leg. The surgery can improve muscle function and the child’s mobility or it could make the child more likely to lose balance and fall during tripping.

KNOXVILLE—The possible detrimental effects on balance following a surgical procedure performed on many children with cerebral palsy is being better […]