Journal article

Adductor release and chemodenervation in children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study in 16 children.

Abhay Khot, Samuel Sloan, Sameer Desai, Adrienne Harvey, Rory Wolfe, H Kerr Graham

J Child Orthop | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: A pilot study with short-term outcomes of a combined surgical and medical intervention for management of generalized lower limb spasticity, hip displacement and contractures of adductors in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of 16 children (9 boys and 7 girls) aged 2-6 years with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy was performed. At entry, 5 were classified as level III and 11 as level IV, according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). The intervention consisted of surgical lengthening of adductor longus and gracilis combined with the phenolization of the anterior branch of the obturator nerve, using 1 ml of 6% phen..

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