Subject: Cerebral Palsy and Other Motor Disorders

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Publication date: 15/10/2011

ISBN: 9781898683193

Edition: 1st

Pages: 212

Congenital Hemiplegia

Brian Neville, Robert Goodman (Editors)

Ways to buy

Hardback edition (complete book)


This is a comprehensive review of congenital hemiplegia for the clinician covering all aspects from etiology and pathology to clinical assessment and management, whether orthopaedic, neurological or psychological. The team of expert international contributors highlight the many quite distinct problems of hemiplegia and review all the current approaches. Probable future developments are also described, especially unilateral hemisphere lesions, a topic currently of great interest to basic science researchers.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 150

Brian Neville

Brian Neville is Professor of Paediatric Neurology at the Institute of Child Health, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK

Robert Goodman

Robert Goodman is Professor of Brain and Behavioural Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, London UK.

Foreword, David C Taylor
Introduction aetiology and pathogenesis, Robert Goodman
1. Antededents, Gudrun Hagberg and Bengt Hagberg
2. Neuropathjology, Brian Harding
3. Neuroradiology, Lars-Martin Wiklund
4. A new MRI-based classification, Gerhard Niemann
5. Clinical presentation and neurology, Paul Uvebrant
6. Physical assessment and aims of treatment, David Scrutton
7. Gait analysis, Sylvia Onupuu, Peter A DeLuca and Roy B Davis
8. Management options for gait abnormalities, Tom F Novacheck
9. Neurology of the upper limb, J Keith Brown and E Geoffrey Walsh
10. Epilepsy and hemiplegia, including Sturge-Weber syndrome, J Helen Cross Sarah E Aylett and Jean Aicardi
11. Hemispherectomy in congenital hemiplegia, Brian Neville
12. Emotional, behavoural and social consequences, Robert Goodman and Carol Yude
13. Neuropsychological and educational management, Valerie Muter and Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
14. Supporting parents of children with hemiplegia, Carole Yude
15. A community-level service for children with congenital hemiplegia, Brian Neville

'At last! A book that tells professionals practically all there is to know about hemiplegia. Because each chapter is written by a top specialist in his or her field, the book will be of enormous benefit to all professionals who deal with our children.'

Deborah Burgess, Hemihelp

'If you believe that congenital hemiplegia is a straightforward, unilateral motor disability then you need to read this informative book. On the other hand, if you appreciate the variety of motor difficulties and additional problems experienced by children with congenital hemiplegia, then you will value the practical guidance offered in this comprehensive review of a deceptively challenging disorder. This book increases the likelihood of appropriate, well informed and successful management being offered to those with congenital hemiplegia.'

J Gibbs, Arch Dis Child

'This is a good general yet comprehensive review of congenital hemiplegia for the practising clinician.'

Journal of Paediatric Child Health

'The chapter by David Scrutton on the aims of physiotherapy is excellent, and should be required reading for any professional involved in cases of children with cerebral palsy.'

European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

'Anyone interested in this topic is strongly recommended to read this book. Many parents will feel the benefit of their health professional having read this book.'

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

'I have just lent my copy to the parents of a child with hemiplegia. They had read about the book in one of Hemi-Help's newsletters and were thinking of buying it. So should you.'

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine