Rectus femoris transfer for children with cerebral palsy: long-term outcome.

  title={Rectus femoris transfer for children with cerebral palsy: long-term outcome.},
  author={Aik Saw and P. Alex Smith and Yuddhasert Sirirungruangsarn and Shande Chen and Sahar Hassani and Gerald Harris and Ken N. Kuo},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={23 5},
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of rectus femoris transfer in cerebral palsy children with stiff-knee gait. Thirty-eight affected limbs in 24 children were evaluated preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively by gait analysis, with 26 limbs in 18 patients having final study, averaging 4.6 years postoperatively. Functional ambulatory status was evaluated based on Hoffer's criteria on ambulation. There were statistically significant improvements of 9.8 degrees in… CONTINUE READING

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