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How can surgery affect people with spastic paralysis?

Some people with spastic paralysis caused by cerebral palsy may benefit from orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic surgery can help to loosen tendons and improve leg movement. However, best results for managing this condition can be seen in using a combination of physical and occupational therapy rather than surgery. Drugs can also help loosen muscles and braces may help provide support when walking.

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