Cerebral Palsy - Exams and Tests
Evaluating and monitoring cerebral palsy continued...
Some children need repeated testing that may include:
- X-rays, to check for loose or dislocated hips. Children with CP are usually X-rayed several times during ages 2 to 5. Spinal X-rays also are done to look for curves in the child's spine (scoliosis).
- Gait analysis. This helps identify problems and guide treatment decisions.
Other tests may be needed, depending on a child's symptoms, other conditions, or medicines he or she takes.
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September 09, 2014
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