NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases
Comprehensive Center for Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Lawrence Samkoff, M.D., Director

Phone: 212-598-2323

Comprehensive Center for Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is not a disease but a group of disorders characterized by a non-progressive brain injury sustained early in life. Despite its static pathology, the clinical manifestations of CP may vary with age. Adults with CP often develop problems not encountered during childhood, and some of these changes may be related to aging. The NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Comprehensive Center for Adults with Cerebral Palsy is the only university-affiliated institute in the New York City metropolitan region that provides state-of-the-art neurorehabilitative services to adults with CP.

The CCACP is composed of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals with expertise in the treatment and management of chronic neurologic disability. Specialties represented include neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, speech pathology, and social work. In addition, other specialists from HJD and NYU Medical Center are available for consultation on site.

Patients will be evaluated by each member of the core team, who meet regularly to establish individualized care plans. Treatment options will be fully discussed with patients and their caregivers. Management issues can then be coordinated with each patientís primary care physician.

In addition to patient care, the CCACP conducts clinical research in the areas of aging and CP, symptomatic management of CP, and rehabilitation of CP. Interested patients are welcome to participate in these studies.

Conditions treated at the Center include:


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