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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-93

Efficacy of cervical orthoses in improving neck control of growing children with cerebral palsy: A narrative review

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, IGIMS, Patna, Bihar, India

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Achintya Prakash
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, IGIMS, Sheikhpura, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_27_21

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The purpose of this study was to perform a literature review evaluating the efficacy of cervical orthosis in maintaining correct head posture and neck control in children with cerebral palsy (CP). A literature search has been conducted using the following word or phrases: CP in children, head support, neck control, and orthosis. Database search included PubMed, CINAHL, O and P Library, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar. Only four literatures met our search criteria indicating very limited evidence in this area, with only one relevant literature in the last 5 years. Almost all studies advocate the beneficial effect of orthosis in maintaining correct head posture and improved neck control, but number of studies and level of evidence are insufficient. Furthermore, there are very limited recent literatures available, and future studies are required with appropriate orthotic devices and strong research design.

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