Rectus Femoris Distal Tendon Resection Improves Knee Motion in Patients With Spastic Diplegia

@article{Presedo2012RectusFD,
  title={Rectus Femoris Distal Tendon Resection Improves Knee Motion in Patients With Spastic Diplegia},
  author={Ana Presedo and Fabrice M{\'e}grot and Brice Ilharreborde and Keyvan Mazda and Georges-François Penneçot},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®},
  year={2012},
  volume={470},
  pages={1312-1319}
}
BackgroundChildren with spastic diplegia frequently show excessive knee extension (stiff-knee gait) throughout swing phase, which may interfere with foot clearance. Abnormal rectus femoris activity is commonly associated with a stiff-knee gait. Rectus femoris transfer has been recommended to enhance knee flexion during swing. However, recent studies suggest the transfer does not generate a knee flexor moment but diminishes knee extension moment in swing and MRI studies show the transferred… CONTINUE READING

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