Orthopaedic Issues Related to Cerebral Palsy  FAQ with Dr Ranjit Varghese
Ranjit Varghese, M.D., pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics, discusses treatment of cerebral palsy. He explains the common challenges that result from cerebral palsy, how surgery can treat some of the orthopaedic conditions and what can be expected after surgery. Learn more at: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/ortho 1. When should a patient with cerebral palsy see an orthopaedic surgeon? (0:02) 2. What orthopaedic surgeries are most often performed on those with cerebral palsy? (0:33) 3. When is surgery considered for some of the orthopaedic conditions associated with cerebral palsy? (1:11) 4. Are the risks of orthopaedic surgery greater for someone with cerebral palsy? (2:04) 5. Do all orthopeadic deformities need to be corrected with surgery? (2:59) 6. How does orthopeadic surgery help improve mobility and body movement? (3:39) 7. What types of Cerebral Palsy conditions are not treated by an orthopaedic surgeon? (4:10) 8. What type of orthopaedic challenges result from cerebral palsy? (4:47) 9. Are the results achieved from orthopaedic surgery temporary? (5:53) 10: What are the advantages of seeing an orthopaedic surgeon from Johns Hopkins? (6:36)