Children with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy often demonstrate crouched gait patterns, and typically undergo hamstring lengthenings. The objective of this retrospective study was to determine if the surgical response to medial and lateral hamstring lengthenings is different between males and females. Preoperative and postoperative kinematic data of 109 (71 males and 38 females) patients with cerebral palsy were evaluated. Females demonstrated larger decreases in popliteal angle, larger decreases in mid-stance knee flexion, and higher incidences of knee hyperextension postoperatively. Results indicate that females have larger responses to hamstring lengthenings than males.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2019|
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© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
- cerebral palsy
- hamstring muscles
- knee kinematics
- orthopaedic procedures
- spastic diplegia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine