Journal article

Superior functional outcome after femoral derotation osteotomy according to gait analysis in cerebral palsy.

M Niklasch, T Dreher, L Döderlein, SI Wolf, K Ziegler, R Brunner, E Rutz

Gait Posture | Elsevier BV | Published : 2015


The femoral derotation osteotomy (FDO) is seen as the golden standard treatment in children with cerebral palsy and internal rotation gait. Variable outcomes with cases of over- and undercorrection mainly in the less involved patients have been reported. The determination of the amount of derotation is still inconsistent. 138 patients (age: 11 (± 3.3) years) with cerebral palsy and internal rotation gait were examined pre- and 1 year postoperatively after distal or proximal FDO, using standardized clinical examination and 3D gait analysis. Three groups were defined retrospectively depending on the amount of derotation in relation to the mean hip rotation in stance (MHR) during gait analysis:..

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