Morbidity associated with high gastrocnemius recession: retrospective review of 126 cases.

@article{Rush2006MorbidityAW,
  title={Morbidity associated with high gastrocnemius recession: retrospective review of 126 cases.},
  author={Shannon M. Rush and Lawrence A. Ford and Graham A. Hamilton},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          156-60
        }
}
To evaluate morbidity associated with surgical lengthening of the gastrocnemius, medical records were reviewed retrospectively for 126 patients (mean age, 49.7 years; range, 8-78 years) who had undergone open gastrocnemius recession. Ten patients had isolated recession; 116 had gastrocnemius recession with an additional foot or ankle procedure on the ipsilateral limb. During a mean follow-up period of 19 months (range, 6-50 months), all patients were examined for any postoperative complications… CONTINUE READING
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