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From 1973 til today, our center prides itself on being one of a kind in Sudan. In fact, despite funding problems, many of the patients will often state that this is the best treatment center they've stumbled upon, whether it be a kid with clubfoot from Al-Jazeera or a teenager with cerebral palsy from Nyala.
What is Clubfoot?
Clubfoot is a physical deformity found at birth and can sometimes be detected before birth. While not painful, the deformity does affect a person's ability to walk. The reason for this is that in an infant born with clubfoot:
Occasionally, clubfoot is associated with other conditions such as spina bifida, to be discussed in further detail below.
How is it Treated?
Here at Khartoum Cheshire Home, clubfoot treatment follows the Ponsetti Method with multiple elements including manipulation and casting, the Achilles tenotomy, and bracing.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during, or soon after birth.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy, which become noticeable two or three years after birth, include:
At Khartoum Cheshire Home, most of the therapy revolving Cerebral Palsy takes place in the form of physical and hippotherapy. In terns of physical therapy, muscle training and exercises are used to help a child's balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility. For the first years after birth, both physical and occupational therapists provide support with movements such as head and trunk control, rolling, grasping, and so on. Braces and splints may be recommended, with adaptive equipment used later on.
Additionally, children with severe deformities may need surgery to place their body parts in their correct positions. Surgical procedures can also lengthen muscles and tendons that are too short, lessening pain and improving mobility, making it easier to use a walker, braces, or crutches.
This information was derived from an article by Mayo Clinic.
Hippotherapy is also used to improve children's motor skills, speech, and emotional well-being, and children are taken to the facility every Wednesday.
What is Spina Bifida?
Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect where part of the neural doesn't develop or close properly, leading to defects in the spinal cord and bones of the spine. There are 3 main types of Spina Bifida:
How is it Treated?
There are multiple treatments for Spina Bifida including:
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