[Extensive excision of the upper end of the femur in children with motor handicap of cerebral origin].

@article{Pilliard1984ExtensiveEO,
  title={[Extensive excision of the upper end of the femur in children with motor handicap of cerebral origin].},
  author={D. Pilliard and Samantha Benoit and G. Taussig},
  journal={Revue de chirurgie orthopedique et reparatrice de l'appareil moteur},
  year={1984},
  volume={70 8},
  pages={623-9}
}
The authors have resected the upper part of the femur on 17 occasions in 12 teenagers suffering from spastic paraplegia or quadriplegia. The patient had no hope whatsoever of walking. The hips were dislocated and painful. This type of procedure is justified by failure of other procedures aiming to stabilise the hips in spastic patients. It was performed by… CONTINUE READING