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Modifications to the traditional description of neurosegmental innervation in myelomeningocele

C M McDonald, K M Jaffe, D B Shurtleff, M B Menelaus
The consistency between patterns of lower-limb muscle strengths in children with myelomeningocele and Sharrard's classic description of segmental innervation was examined in 291 patients. Although it has been assumed that medial hamstring innervation was from a similar neurosegmental level as gluteus medius, and gluteus maximus was from a similar level as gastrocnemius-soleus, the authors found that medial hamstring strength more frequently correlated with iliopsoas and quadriceps, and glutei with anterior tibialis...
June 1991: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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