Spastische Fußdeformitäten im Kindesalter: Operatives Management

Translated title of the contribution: Spastic foot deformities in children: Surgical management

M. Salzmann, N. Berger, H. Rechl, L. Döderlein

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Although the neurological defects associated with cerebral palsy are not progressive, secondary musculoskeletal disorders due to growth and gravity are variable. In the clinical analysis of spastic foot deformities different mechanisms that produce a variety of deformities have to be analyzed. The goals of surgical treatment are correction of the deformity, reestablishment of stability of the foot and preservation of functionally important ranges of motion and muscle strength. The most common spastic foot deformities are equinus, planovalgus, equinovarus and calcaneus. For treatment soft tissue surgery, such as muscle lengthening and transfer together with bone surgery, such as osteotomy or arthrodesis are used and combinations of these methods are often required. Subsequently postoperative plasters are necessary followed by dynamic orthotic management.

Translated title of the contributionSpastic foot deformities in children: Surgical management
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)434-441
Number of pages8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


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