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 1-day screening test, expect a 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

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.


Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.