Better Lives for Kids With Cerebral Palsy: Understanding Surgical Options

Knowing if and when to refer a child with CP for surgery can prevent serious problems, such as hip dislocation and pain, as well as improve the whole family’s quality of life. Orthopedic surgeon Ravinder K. Brar, MD, MPH, explains the potential consequences of cerebral palsy on growing bodies and gives a quick lesson in the motor function classification system. Her talk offers PCPs a simple plan for hip surveillance and guidance on maximizing health before surgery.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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Ravinder Brar MD MPH

Ravinder Brar MD MPH

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Ravinder Brar is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for children with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures and other bone or muscle injuries, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, skeletal dysplasia and other deformities, ...

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