Journal article

Three-Dimensional Gait Analysis in Children Undergoing Gastrocsoleus Lengthening for Equinus Secondary to Cerebral Palsy

Norine Ma, Nicholas Sclavos, Elyse Passmore, Pam Thomason, Kerr Graham, Erich Rutz

MEDICINA-LITHUANIA | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Equinus is the most common deformity in children with cerebral palsy, and surgical lengthening of the gastrocsoleus muscle-tendon unit is the most commonly performed operation for children with cerebral palsy. Treatment outcomes of orthopaedic surgery can be measured objectively with three-dimensional gait analysis. This study examined the quality of evidence for gastrocsoleus lengthening surgery based on objective measures. Materials and Methods: A search was performed with Medline, Embase and PubMed from 1990 to 25 August 2020 using the keywords "cerebral palsy", "equinus", "surgery" and "gait analysis". Only studies of gastrocsoleus lengthening surgery using thr..

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