When a doctor chooses to do surgery for cerebral palsy, he most often does this with the purpose of preventing future complications and making it more manageable for the patient.
What Causes CP?
Most often CP happens as a result of a birth disorder. Abnormal development of the brain, brain hemorrhage, or a lack of oxygen to the brain could all contribute to a person developing CP. Normally, this damage happens a little before birth or a little after birth. Most of the children who have CP will be born with what is known as congenital CP. In some cases, however, this will go undiagnosed for months or even years later before the doctors will catch it.
Can You Prevent CP?
Unfortunately, you don’t have any way to prevent this disease. However, there are some risk factors that you can try to avoid. For example, you can practice safety techniques to prevent acquired CP.
Before you consider surgery for a birth disorder, it is essential to first understand the risks associated with it. Any surgery has its share of risks. A birth injury can strike anyone, and it is important to be alert to some of these dangers. In some cases, the risks may outweigh the rewards of surgery, and you may be better off avoiding surgery for your child.