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Surgical treatment for the thumb-in-palm deformity in patients with cerebral palsy.
Smeulders M, Coester A, Kreulen M.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19;(4):CD004093.

Botulinum toxin A as an adjunct to treatment in the management of the upper limb in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
Wasiak J, Hoare B, Wallen M.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004;(3):CD003469.

Constraint-induced movement therapy in children with unilateral cerebral palsy.
Hoare BJ, Wallen MA, Thorley MN, Jackman ML, Carey LM, Imms C.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Apr 1;4:CD004149. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004149.pub3. [Epub ahead of print]

Effectiveness of virtual reality in the treatment of hand function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review.
Rathinam C, Mohan V, Peirson J, Skinner J, Nethaji KS, Kuhn I.
J Hand Ther. 2018 Jul 13. pii: S0894-1130(17)30107-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.01.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Outcome measures evaluating hand function in children with bilateral cerebral palsy: a systematic review.
Elvrum AG, Saether R, Riphagen II, Vik T.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Jul;58(7):662-71. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.13119. Epub 2016 Apr 28.

Upper extremity strength measurement for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of available instruments.
Dekkers KJ, Rameckers EA, Smeets RJ, Janssen-Potten YJ.
Phys Ther. 2014 May;94(5):609-22. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20130166. Epub 2014 Jan 10.

Efficacy of upper limb therapies for unilateral cerebral palsy: a meta-analysis.
Sakzewski L, Ziviani J, Boyd RN.
Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1):e175-204. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0675. Epub 2013 Dec 23.

Effectiveness of hand splints in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Jackman M, Novak I, Lannin N.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Feb;56(2):138-47. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12205. Epub 2013 Jul 15.

Upper limb function and deformity in cerebral palsy: a review of classification systems.
McConnell K, Johnston L, Kerr C.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 Sep;53(9):799-805. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03953.x. Epub 2011 Mar 24.


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