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P410spinabifida

spina bifida lecture
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Kathleen Stanton

on 30 October 2014

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Transcript of P410spinabifida

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Spina Bifida
Neural Tube defect
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non-progressive
~1,500 infants born each year
Detected through CT, MRI, AFP Levels
Disruption in Primary Neurulation
Congenital-disruption very early on (<28 days)
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%
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Myelmeningocele
most common/severe
cyst contains spinal cord
results in paralysis
medical complications typical
Chairi II malformation
Hydrocephalus
Types
Meningocele
cyst contains cerebral spinal fluid
paresis; spinal cord intact
ambulatory w/assistance
Occulta
defect in vetebral arch leading to spinous process
typically goes undiagnosed
Medical Complications
Hydrocephalus
Bowel & Bladder issues
Bone deformities (valgus scoliosis; kyphosis)
Latex Sensitivity
Skin Ulcerations
PA & Exercise
Contrindications
Adaptations
contact sports
Use of latex*
quick changes of body position
Very similar to SCI
development/body awareness issues
Upper body strength
functional activities
aquatics
age-appropriate social interaction**
Very capable/independent adults
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