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J R Soc Med. 1992 March; 85(3): 150–151.
PMCID: PMC1294816

Management of hip posture in cerebral palsy.


Seating arrangements for cerebral palsy children with total body involvement are often unsatisfactory and can pose considerable problems for the multi-disciplinary team. Hip joints at risk of dislocation must be kept in an abducted position in order to minimize pain. A new wheelchair with a barrel-shaped cylindrical seat has been developed which improves the femoral head location and alleviates pain.

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