This assignment gives us a chance to read some articles about cerebral palsy, and includes consideration of the anesthetic management of the patient with CP.
1) For a great overview of this disease look at Colver, 2013. What are the range of deficits that can accompany CP? What are the risk factors for CP? How does CP develop? How does it impact a person’s life?
2) Now for a discussion of the orthopedic considerations for a patient with CP look at Chambers, 2014. How is CP classified? What co-morbidities can accompany CP? What are the goals of orthopedic interventions in these patients?
3) Finally, for anesthetic considerations for the patient with CP look at Lerman, 2011. What does this article tell us about the cause(s) of CP and about the risk factors for developing CP? How is the classification of CP explained in this article? What are the major preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative considerations for patients with CP?