International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2018, Volume 4 Issue 1
Intra natal factors associated with cerebral palsy
Author(s): Srinivasa Rao Tatavarti, Dr. Vijaya Bhushanam Meesaala and Dr. Subbalakshmi TDP
Abstract: Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders cause of which is multifactorial. Some Antenatal, Intranatal, Postnatal factors are associated with cerebral palsy. This study is a retrospective cohort study in which detailed birth history was taken from the mothers of 160 cerebral palsy affected children (study group) and mothers of 160 normal children (control group). History of prelabor rupture of membranes was found in 29 and 5 children of CP and normal children respectively with odds ratio of 6.862, 95% confidence interval between 2.582 - 18.233. History of Prolonged labor was observed in 14 and 3 cases of CP and normal children respectively with odds raio of 5.018, confidence interval ranging from 1.413 - 17.818. History of forceps delivery is observed in 9 and 2 cases of CP and normal children respectively, with odds ratio of 4.708 with confidence interval ranging from 1.001 - 22.148. History of Cord prolapse was present in 4 and 1 cases of CP and normal children with odds ratio of 4.0769 with confidence interval ranging from 0.4506 - 36.884. Breech presentation was present in 2 and 1 cases of CP and Normal children respectively with odds ratio of 2.0127 with confidence interval ranging from 0.1807 - 21.837. All pregnant women should be considered “at risk” of developing a complication. Regular examination a gynaecologist helps in early identification of the problematic cases, and if these cases are supervised and managed by experts, may prevent unforeseen complications to the mother and the baby.
How to cite this article:
Srinivasa Rao Tatavarti, Dr. Vijaya Bhushanam Meesaala, Dr. Subbalakshmi TDP. Intra natal factors associated with cerebral palsy. Int J Orthop Sci 2018;4(1):12-14. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i1a.03