Children with cerebral palsy are set to benefit from the first study of its kind in the UK.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is notoriously difficult to manage because of the different degrees of severity and clinical difficulties in assessing the results of treatment. One of the answers could be to use ultrasound scanning to visualize the damage to muscles and assess their condition.
Around 200 children, aged three to six years, will undergo tests to explore how ultrasound can be used to measure muscle fibres and gain new insight into the relationship between muscle condition and CP.
Scientists at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Institute for Biophysical & Clinical Research into Human Movement will undertake the three-year study, which is being funded by Cerebra, the Foundation for Brain-Injured Infants.
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