Monoplegia is typically cerebral palsy of one limb. The condition may have several complications for the child. When it affects the hand, it will cause the complete hand including the fingers to curl in towards the body. This will make it difficult for the affected person to use the hand or perform any activities that may need two hands. When it affects the feet, it causes the child to walk on his feet.
HOW IS MONOPLEGIA DIAGNOSED?
The condition is basically due to damage to the parts of the brain that control the movement of the body parts. Hence, a general physician or a paediatric specialist will need a CT scan of the brain and other imaging tests for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS MONOPLEGIA TREATED?
Treatments of Monoplegia typically includes physical therapy and counseling to help recovery muscle tone and function. However, there is no cure for Monoplegia. Recovery will vary depending on diagnosis from temporary, partial or complete paralysis. Treating the cause of the monoplegia. Monoplegia due to an infection in the brain or spinal cord, for instance, may improve with high doses of antibiotics. Because CP is incurable, a number of promising experimental treatments have emerged in recent years, though results have varied and there is still no single treatment that works for every patient.
DID YOU KNOW?
People affected with Monoplegia usually carry out their daily activities on their own.