Adult-onset hemiplegia: changes in gait after muscle-balancing procedures to correct the equinus deformity.

@article{Pinzur1986AdultonsetHC,
  title={Adult-onset hemiplegia: changes in gait after muscle-balancing procedures to correct the equinus deformity.},
  author={Michael S Pinzur and Randolph Sherman and P Dimonte-Levine and N A Kett and Jason L Trimble},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={1986},
  volume={68 8},
  pages={1249-57}
}
Fifty-four adult patients with acquired spastic equinus and equinovarus deformity were treated with lengthening of the Achilles tendon, lateral transfer of the anterior tibial tendon, and appropriate muscle releases. All patients had preoperative dynamic electromyography and electrogoniometry performed in order to assist in planning the surgical procedures and to provide a baseline assessment of the dynamic deformities. Preoperatively, the stance and double-support phases of gait were prolonged… CONTINUE READING