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The term Monoplegia is used for defining a condition of paralysis of a single limb that starts right at birth. It is a kind of cerebral paralysis. It usually happens because of damage to the brain. The most common symptoms here include the weakness of the limbs or inability of the child to move the limb. In many cases, the limb condition gets worse with time.
HOW IS MONOPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
Monoplegia is diagnosed in patients with cerebral palsy as palsy is the main cause of it. There are no tests to diagnose this disorder as it is rare and still being researched.
HOW IS MONOPLEGIA TREATED?
There is no cure for monoplegia but physiotherapy could help in strengthening the muscles and to recover functioning of the affected limb. Treatment would also depend on the cause of this disorder. Paralysis caused could be temporary, or where recovery is possible or permanent.
DID YOU KNOW?
People affected with Monoplegia usually carry out their daily activities on their own.