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Nineteen cases of paralytic supination contracture have been surgically treated in children and teenagers. Three successive stages are described - 1) reducible deformity 2) contractures of soft tissues and 3) skeletal deformities. Surgical treatment aimed to improve the patient cosmetically and functionally. Ideally, the condition should be corrected early,(More)
Rocker bottom deformity may occur during the conservative treatment of idiopathic congenital clubfoot. Between 1975 and 1996, we treated 715 patients (1120 clubfeet) conservatively. A total of 23 patients (36 feet; 3.2%) developed a rocker bottom deformity. It is these patients that we have studied. The pathoanatomy of the rocker bottom deformity is(More)
INTRODUCTION An ideal method for the assessment of the results of treatment in congenital clubfoot should take into account the morphology of the foot and its function, the personal satisfaction of the patient of his parents, interexaminer variability, and be applied for any type of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We evaluated at- end of growth the(More)
Retroversion of the acetabular dome has been associated with hip pain and osteoarthritis in several studies. Nevertheless, this acetabular alignment received little attention when studying the radiological outcome of pelvic osteotomies in childhood. We therefore reviewed the charts and X-rays of 73 patients with congenital dislocations, who underwent 97(More)
INTRODUCTION One possible sequela of obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OP) is impaired external rotation (ER) of the shoulder which, in addition to its functional consequences, can generate a posterior humeral head subluxation or dislocation. The goal of the present study was to assess medium-term clinical and radiological results of release of the(More)
Five patients (eight knees) with diagnosed congenital dislocation of the patella and well-documented charts were reviewed. Age at diagnosis ranged from 4 days to 6 years. A flexion contracture of the knee and femorotibial rotatory dislocation of varying degrees were present in all the cases. The quadriceps was active in all the cases, producing knee flexion(More)
There has been considerable confusion between true congenital dislocation of the patella and other patellar instabilities. Only very few papers describing the anatomical features of congenital dislocation of the patella are found in the literature. The purpose of this paper was to describe the anatomical anomalies found in two cadaver specimens of a true(More)
The talonavicular (TN) joint and the three subtalar (ST) joints are linked anatomically and functionally. Together they form the subtalar joint complex, where movement occurs between the calcaneopedal unit (CPU) (entire foot except the talus) and the talotibiofibular unit (talus held tightly by the ankle mortise). Many are unaware of the TN joint's dual(More)