Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Surgical treatment of equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy (review)

Year: 2011, volume 7 Issue: №3 Pages: 699-703
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Review
Authors: Krasnov A.S.
Organization: N. Novgorod Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics

The review presents data about etiology and pathogenesis of cerebral palsy in children and its clinical manifestations. The effectiveness analysis of main surgical methods to correct equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy has been conducted. The article comes to conclusion that at present surgical methods eliminating all pathologic deformity units are incompletely presented. In this connection high recurrence frequency after using traditional treatment methods is registered. Development of surgical intervention adequate to pathologic foot state in children with cerebral palsy is a perspective direction in treatment of given category of patients

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