Femoral derotation osteotomy with multi-level soft tissue procedures in children with cerebral palsy: Does it improve gait quality?

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SAĞLAM Y., Akalan N. E. , Temelli Y., Kuchimov S.

JOURNAL OF CHILDRENS ORTHOPAEDICS, cilt.10, sa.1, ss.41-48, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11832-015-0706-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-48


Purpose Poor motor control and delayed thumb function and a delay in walking are the main factors which retard the natural decrease of the femoral anteversion (FA) with age. In addition, cerebral palsy (CP) patients usually have muscular imbalance around the hip as well as muscle contractures, both of which are main factors accounting for the increased FA which is commonly present in CP patients. The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the mid-term results of femoral derotational osteotomy (FDO) on the clinical findings, temporospatial and kinematic parameters of gait in children with CP.