Will my child need surgery for cerebral palsy?

Surgery for cerebral palsy is recommended only in severe cases. Surgery can be done to re-set muscles that are severely contorted or out of place. Another kind of surgery can be done to detach nerves that cause muscle stiffness and pain.

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