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9TMR Non-Drug Therapy  2018, Vol. 1 Issue (4): 151-158    DOI: 10.12032/TMRND201801022
Exercise and behavioral therapy     
A review of the treatment of cerebral palsy in children
Wang Hai-Jing1,*(), Yan Qian2
1Tianjin University of Sport, Tianjin, China.
2Shandong College of Physical Education, China.
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The present article analyzes the main treatments used in the therapy of cerebral palsy in children and compares the advantages and disadvantages of various treatments.

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Comprehensive treatment strategy containing rehabilitation treatment, drug therapy, stem cell therapy, etc., provides a reference for children with cerebral palsy.


Childhood cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most serious and common diseases of the central nervous system. It results in high morbidity and treatment cost, and cannot be cured. It has a detrimental effect on families of children with CP, seriously affects the quality of life, causes significant mental stress, and places a great economic burden on society. At present, physical training and drug therapy are mainly used to treat CP in children at home and abroad. However, plentiful evidence has shown that the efficacy of drugs, surgery, and therapies used over the previous decades is limited. The use of more appropriate comprehensive treatment that involves improving the quality of life to social participation is helpful and meaningful for children with CP and their carers. Based on the literature and guidelines from home and abroad, this article analyzes the main treatments used, including rehabilitation treatment, drug therapy, stem cell therapy, surgical treatment, and the treatment of complications, and compares the advantages and disadvantages of various treatments. It provides a reference for patients with CP to help choose treatment methods and a new idea for research on the treatment of CP.

Key wordsCerebral palsy      Research progress      Rehabilitation treatment      Cell therapy      Surgical treatment     
Published: 05 December 2018
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Wang Hai-Jing, Yan Qian. A review of the treatment of cerebral palsy in children. 9TMR Non-Drug Therapy, 2018, 1(4): 151-158. doi: 10.12032/TMRND201801022

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