Wolfgang Linhart

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Although equinus gait is the most common abnormality in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) there is no consistency in recommendations for treatment, and evidence for best practice is lacking. The Baumann procedure allows selective fractional lengthening of the gastrocnemii and soleus muscles but the long-term outcome is not known. We followed a group(More)
Gait improvement surgery was performed on 25 ambulatory children with the diplegic type of cerebral palsy. Multiple soft tissue and bony procedures were performed (mean 8.2 procedures) according to criteria defined on the basis of physical examination and gait analysis. Relevant physical examination findings and kinematic and kinetic data in the sagittal(More)
We treated 22 children (28 limbs) with diplegic cerebral palsy who were able to walk by the Baumann procedure for correction of fixed contracture of the gastrosoleus as part of multilevel single-stage surgery to improve gait. The function of the ankle was assessed by clinical examination and gait analysis before and at two years (2.1 to 4.0) after(More)
Primary skin closure after surgery for club foot in children can be difficult especially in revision operations. Between 1990 and 1996 a soft-tissue expander was implanted in 13 feet before such procedures. Two were primary operations and 11 were revisions. A standard technique was used for implantation of the expander. Skin augmentation was successful in(More)
AIM Information on the timing and long-term outcome of single-event multilevel surgery in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (CP) walking with flexed knee gait is limited. Based on our clinical experience, we hypothesized that older children with bilateral spastic CP would benefit more from single-event multilevel surgery than younger children.(More)
BACKGROUND Unstable meniscal tears are rare injuries in skeletally immature patients. Loss of a meniscus increases the risk of subsequent development of degenerative changes in the knee. This study deals with the outcome of intraarticular meniscal repair and factors that affect healing. Parameters of interest were type and location of the tear and also the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate three defined locomotion patterns in cerebral palsy gait using computerised gait analysis. Ambulant diplegic children who had no previous surgery were included in the study and were divided into two groups: one group consisted of children having a crouch gait, and the other group did not have the crouch pattern of(More)
INTRODUCTION There are numerous cases of abdominal injuries due to bullets. Abdominal injuries due to bullets are a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Here, an unusual case of an abdominal perforation caused by a metal projectile, lead to confusion in the interpretation of the preoperative computer tomography. CASE PRESENTATION We present an unusual(More)
The aim of the study was to confirm the hypothesis of the influence of the dynamic and fixed equinus deformity on the timing of knee recurvation (hyperextension). According to our hypothesis, dynamic equinus is linked to early and fixed equinus and to late knee hyperextension. A group 35 children with cerebral palsy (47 lower limbs) was divided into two(More)
Hyperextension of the knee in stance (knee recurvatum) is a common disorder in patients with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). A group 35 children with CP (47 lower limbs) was divided into two subgroups according to the timing of maximum knee extension during the stance phase of gait. Gait analysis and musculoskeletal modelling data were compared with a control(More)