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In this issue of Rehab Grand rounds, Drs. Beth Stepanczuk and Mary Schmidt discuss difficulty walking in an adult with cerebral palsy.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss gait dysfunction types and manifestation in patients with cerebral palsy
  • Review contributing factors in gait dysfunction
  • Describe treatment options for various types of gait dysfunction in patients with cerebral palsy

Reading Resources:

  1. Morgan P, Mcginley J. Gait Function and Decline in Adults with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2014; 36(1): 1-9.
  2. Rodda JM, et al. Correction of Severe Crouch Gait in Patients with Spastic Diplegia with Use of Multilevel Orthopaedic Surgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2006; 88-A(12): 2653-2663.
  3. Kedem P, Scher DM. Evaluation and Management of Crouch Gait. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016; 28(1): 55-9.


Doctors Stepanczuk and Schmidt have reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 8/30/2016 | Last Modified On: 8/30/2016 | Expires: 8/30/2017

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