Botulinum toxin injection as an adjunct when planning hand surgery in children with spastic hemiplegia.

@article{AuttiRm2000BotulinumTI,
  title={Botulinum toxin injection as an adjunct when planning hand surgery in children with spastic hemiplegia.},
  author={Ilona Autti-R{\"a}m{\"o} and Anders S\onderg{\aa}rd Larsen and Jari Peltonen and A Taimo and Lennart von Wendt},
  journal={Neuropediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={4-8}
}
The usefulness of botulinum toxin A treatment when planning hand surgery in eight children with spastic hemiplegia was evaluated. The hand function of the children was assessed before and after treatment using a test battery consisting of quantitative and qualitative functional assessment. The results of preoperative botulinum treatment supported surgical intervention in four children and serial botulinum treatment in three children. In one child, the preoperative botulinum treatment provided… CONTINUE READING