At a higher level, hemiplegic cerebral palsy results from the brain being starved and not getting enough blood to develop properly; therefore, the brain cell can no longer do its job, so the effect of the brain is reduced.
The diagnosis of hemiplegic cerebral palsy is often delayed, possibly because it is difficult to identify, and to define its severity. It usually follows an insidious course leading to severe deterioration of function and disability.
Motor and sensory impairments are main features of hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Sensory impairment can give rise to a loss in function affecting the use of bodily functions. For this reason, an impairment in sensory abilities and the ability to control the extremities are indicative of hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
In 2009, there are an estimated 2.07 million Americans aged 18 years and over who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Approximately 1.4 million of these have no mobility of the upper limbs. Thus, the 1 in 50 lifetime incidence of the disease suggests approximately 1.6 percent of each year. Approximately 1 in 380 infants born in the United States will develop the disorder. Children from low-income families and African Americans are most likely to be afflicted.
HCP is difficult to cure. Treatment that focuses on addressing the physical and social aspects of the disease only is not sufficient. The importance of multidisciplinary approach can allow many patients to live normal and active lives while having a moderate disability.
Cerebral palsy children and adolescents can benefit from a range of interventions including physical, occupational, speech, music and sensory therapy, as well as occupational therapy to promote functional independence and participation. Other interventions often used with children with cerebral palsy and adolescents include walking aids and splints, crutches and mobility aids, orthopaedic and non-surgical treatments for deformities. Children and young adolescents with mild to moderate cerebral palsy often do not develop adequate use of their trunk musculature, resulting in low mobility and functional limitation. Children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy may have problems with endurance walking and may have problems with gait.
Clinical trials for hemiplegic cerebral palsy of children should focus on children with an IQ above 50%; children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy with both lower extremities in a downward orientation need to be the center of attention. The authors recommend that a neurologist, pediatric neurologist, or neuroprotective approach should be offered to patients with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.
Bimanual cup stacking training is typically used in conjunction with other treatment modalities for patients who have hemiplegia and upper extremity function. This treatment tends to be effective for both spasticity and passive range of motion.
Findings from a recent study of this study indicate that this protocol may be useful in developing bimanual training and bimanual coordination for use with hemiplegic CP children.
In a recent study, findings was not able to detect any significant differences from the expected level in the level of siblingship among families with hemiplegic CP. However, parents were found to be more anxious and anxious and to have a lower level of acceptance on their children's disability due to hemiplegic CP.
Hemiplegic cerebral palsy can lead to long-term impairments. These impairments can affect the physical functioning, occupational performance and social interaction of patients with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. It’s important to educate people on the impact hemiplegic cerebral palsy can have, and help to prevent these impairments from developing.
The most recent research was written by a group of pediatric neurologists, nurses, and physical therapists. It has been shown that for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, the use of the FIM to assess activity can be used to measure the daily activities of their caretaker.