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Child has difficulty in walking or eating, looks small for his age. Is there any treatment?

Hi doctor, I am doing some social work and have come across a cp child who cannot walk nor eat. He is only 3 years old but the size of a 1 year old from the the Northern Areas of Pakistan where there are hardly any medical facilities hence brought him to Islamabad for check ups. There are two things I am unsure after; can we cure this with an operation as therapy would be hard to find in such a remote area. Secondly, some doctors have told me to have a tube in the child since he cannot eat whereas the others have simply said it is to do with the brain
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello ,

thanks for writing to us

I am Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi, I am Orthopaedic surgeon .

I have studied your case.

firstly I congratulate you for your initiative keep going

yes we can treat this child
CP is a disorder of brain growth ,delayed milestones is common feature

We need to undergo clinical examination and accordingly decide for

surgery , physiotherapy , rehabilitation and special trainning

best thing in you should admit this child in school/care centre for specially disabled children[mentally retarded children]

Do stretches and rotation of all joints

If the above do not help, you may need to see a Physiotherapist

Take care
for further query contact my profile directly
Answered: Sat, 15 Jun 2013
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