Single-event multilevel surgery in children with spastic diplegia: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

@article{Thomason2011SingleeventMS,
  title={Single-event multilevel surgery in children with spastic diplegia: a pilot randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Pam Thomason and Richard B. Baker and Karen Dodd and Nicholas Taylor and Paulo R Selber and Rory Wolfe and H Kerr Graham},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={451-60}
}
BACKGROUND Single-event multilevel surgery is considered the standard of care to improve gait and functioning of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. However, the evidence base is limited. This pilot study is the first randomized controlled trial of single-event multilevel surgery, to our knowledge. METHODS Nineteen children (twelve boys and seven girls with a mean age of nine years and eight months) with spastic diplegia were enrolled. Eleven children were randomized to the… CONTINUE READING