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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Cerebral Palsy Medical Camp at Shoranur, Kerala


Cerebral Palsy is an medical disorder which requires prolonged care and proves to be a challenge of all resources both on the families and care givers. Key issues in caregiving should be discussed and simple , sustainable solutions arrived at.


A free medical camp for underpriviliged children suffering from Cerebral Palsy and Pediatric Orthopaedic disorders was organised by Dr. Easwar T.R and the administrative team at ICCONS, Shoranur, Kerala on 24th, May,2018.

A gamut of problems commonly seen in children with Cerebral Palsy was observed in OPD. While some parents had the good fortune of seeking medical care and intervention early in course of disease and others were not so fortunate. Lack of parental knowledge, distance / accessible care, financial cruch, normal siblings to care for and single parent challenges were the most important issues observed on casual data collection.

The medical camp was followed by an awareness class for parents, therapists and other care givers by Dr. Easwar T.R on the various aspects of Cerebral Palsy.

Custom wheel chair and mobility solutions for needy patients was discussed with Physiotherapists and low cost solutions for the same identified. Mobility solutions continue to be a major challenge for children in rural areas with poor roads, small homes with narrow doors and steps inside homes especially with outdoor toilets.

By dreaswar

Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu & Palakkad, Kerala
India

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