Surgical release of knee flexion contractures in myelomeningocele.

  title={Surgical release of knee flexion contractures in myelomeningocele.},
  author={Philip D. Marshall and N S Broughton and Malcolm B. Menelaus and H Kerr Graham},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={78 6},
We report the results of a prospective study of the surgical release of 45 knee flexion contractures in 28 patients with myelomeningocele. The neurosegmental level was thoracic in ten patients, L1/2 in one, L3/4 in 11, and L5/S1 in six. In walkers the indication for surgery was a fixed flexion contracture impeding walking, and in non-walking patients it was… CONTINUE READING