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Surgical treatment of equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy (review)

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Author(s): Krasnov A.S.

Journal: Saratov Journal of Medical Scientific Research
ISSN 1995-0039

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 699;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: cerebral palsy | equinus foot deformity | surgical treatment

ABSTRACT
The review presents data about etiology and pathogenesis of cerebral palsy in children and its clinical manifestations. The effectiveness analysis of main surgical methods to correct equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy has been conducted. The article comes to conclusion that at present surgical methods eliminating all pathologic deformity units are incompletely presented. In this connection high recurrence frequency after using traditional treatment methods is registered. Development of surgical intervention adequate to pathologic foot state in children with cerebral palsy is a perspective direction in treatment of given category of patients

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