Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Your Health

Getting the Therapy

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Getting a Baclofen Pump

Getting a Baclofen Pump

A baclofen pump is a programmable device that delivers liquid medication around the clock, directly in the "intrathecal space" of our spinal cord where it can have the biggest impact on your severe spasticity. After you successfully complete a screening test, expect a 1-2 hour procedure and a brief stay in the hospital.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your doctor will consider many factors including your symptoms, goals, body mass, and results of a screening test.
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Your Healthcare Team

With ITB, a variety of healthcare providers will work together to help manage your severe spasticity caused by cerebral palsy.
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Surgery: What to Expect

On average, the surgery to implant ITB therapy takes about 1 to 2 hours from start to finish. Your doctor can answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
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Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your Healthcare Team

Surgery: What to Expect


References

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Gilmartin R, Bruce D, et al. Intrathecal baclofen for management of spastic cerebral palsy: multicenter trial. J Child Neurol 2000; 71-77.


This website is intended to be educational and is not to be used as a diagnostic tool. It is not intended to replace the information provided to you by your healthcare providers and does not constitute medical advice. The information may not be directly applicable for your individual clinical circumstance. Please talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.