[Flexion of the knee in poliomyelitis. Results and indications for femoral and tibial osteotomies].


Of 62 patients with a fixed flexion deformity of the knee due to poliomyelitis, 36 were treated by femoral osteotomy and 26 by tibial osteotomy. Their ages ranged between 10 and 30 years, with an average of 16. In 37 of the patients other procedures were also performed. The aim of operation was to enable walking in 6 patients, to allow walking without, or… (More)