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Cerebral palsy surgery

Robert P Lamberts, Marlette Burger, Jacques du Toit, Nelleke G Langerak
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is commonly used to assess the effect of orthopedic single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review is to provide an overview of different orthopedic SEMLS interventions and their effects on 3DGA parameters in children with spastic CP. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search within six databases revealed 648 records, from which 89 articles were selected for the full-text review and 24 articles (50 studies) included for systematic review...
2016: PloS One
José Ramón Corcuera-Flores, Julián López-Giménez, Julián López-Jiménez, Ana López-Giménez, Javier Silvestre-Rangil, Guillermo Machuca-Portillo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate implant survival rate and marginal bone loss (MBL) after 4 years in patients with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, compared with a healthy control group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The case group comprises 102 implants in 19 patients (71 cerebral palsy, 21 Down syndrome), and the control group comprises 70 implants in 22 healthy patients. One implant per patient was selected (n = 41 implants) to take clustering effects into account. MBL was measured using two panoramic radiographs (after surgery and 4 years later)...
October 14, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
Antonio Trabacca, Teresa Vespino, Antonella Di Liddo, Luigi Russo
Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most frequent causes of child disability in developed countries. Children with CP need lifelong assistance and care. The current prevalence of CP in industrialized countries ranges from 1.5 to 2.5 per 1,000 live births, with one new case every 500 live births. Children with CP have an almost normal life expectancy and mortality is very low. Despite the low mortality rate, 5%-10% of them die during childhood, especially when the severe motor disability is comorbid with epilepsy and severe intellectual disability...
2016: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
C Morin, C Ursu, C Delecourt
INTRODUCTION: The everyday life of a non-ambulatory adolescent or young adult with cerebral palsy can be severely impaired by a painful or stiff hip. The usual surgical solutions such as proximal femoral resection (PFR) are not entirely satisfactory for pain relief, and are mutilating. HYPOTHESIS: A retrospective study assessed the impact of total hip replacement (THR) on such impairment, on the hypothesis that it is more effective than PFR in relieving pain, without aggravating disability...
September 30, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
B Salazard, C Philandrianos, B Tekpa
"Palsy of the upper limb" in children includes various diseases which leads to hypomobility of the member: cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. These pathologies which differ on brain damage or not, have the same consequences due to the early achievement: negligence, stiffness and deformities. Regular entire clinical examination of the member, an assessment of needs in daily life, knowledge of the social and family environment, are key points for management. In these pathologies, the rehabilitation is an emergency, which began at birth and intensively...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Bruno Dohin, Elie Haddad, Hassan Al Khoury Salem, Mohamed Merhez Kilani
OBJECTIVE: Hip internal rotation (HIR) during gait is one of the main functional disorders related to cerebral palsy (CP) in children. Most of the procedures proposed rotational osteotomy of the femur (FRO), (and/or tibia). However, multilevel surgery (SEMLS) including bone procedure, implicates more difficult and longer rehabilitation. When bone deformity is moderate, the authors hypothesized that FRO could be avoided. They developed a soft tissues procedure to improve HIR. The aim of the study was assessment of the procedure...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Claire Mietton, Laurent Schaeffer, Nathalie Streichenberger, Vincent Cunin, Berrouz Kassai, Isabelle Poirot
OBJECTIVE: Botulinum toxin is one of the treatments available to treat spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) from 2 years of age. The long-term action of the toxin on the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) and muscle structure is still unknown. We formulated the hypothesis that repeated injections of botulinum toxin could modify muscle structure. The main aim of our 3-year monocentric descriptive study is to evaluate the long-term effect of repeated injections of botulinum toxin on the muscle and the neuromuscular junction in patients with CP...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Allana Austin, Jean-Pierre Lin, Richard Selway, Keyoumars Ashkan, Tamsin Owen
BACKGROUND: Dystonia is characterised by involuntary movements and postures. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is effective in reducing dystonic symptoms in primary dystonia in childhood and to lesser extent in secondary dystonia. How families and children decide to choose DBS surgery has never been explored. AIMS: To explore parental decision-making for DBS in paediatric secondary dystonia. METHODS: Data was gathered using semi-structured interviews with eight parents of children with secondary dystonia who had undergone DBS...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Timothy J Kovanda, Ecaterina Pestereva, Albert Lee
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal baclofen pumps are valuable treatment options for those with cerebral palsy. Although subfascial baclofen pump placement is generally preferred over a subcutaneous pump placement due to lower infection rates, rare complications can occur with the subfascial approach such as pump migration. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors here describe a case of baclofen pump migration into the peritoneal cavity of a 26-year-old male patient with cerebral palsy, shunted hydrocephalus, and epilepsy...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
C Druschel, K Heck, C Kraft, R Placzek
OBJECTIVE: PemberSal osteotomy to improve femoral head coverage by rotating the acetabular roof ventrally and laterally. INDICATIONS: Insufficient coverage of the femoral head, and can be combined with other surgical procedures such as femoral intertrochanteric varus-derotation osteotomy and open reduction for developmental dysplasia and dislocation of the hip or to improve sphericity and containment in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. This specific acetabuloplasty can only be performed in patients with an open epiphyseal growth-plate...
September 14, 2016: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
S T J Tsang, D McMorran, L Robinson, J Herman, J E Robb, M S Gaston
The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of combined tibialis anterior tendon shortening (TATS) and calf muscle-tendon lengthening (CMTL) in spastic equinus. Prospectively collected data was analysed in 26 patients with hemiplegic (n=13) and diplegic (n=13) cerebral palsy (CP) (GMFCS level I or II, 14 males, 12 females, age range 10-35 years; mean 16.8 years). All patients had pre-operative 3D gait analysis and a further analysis at a mean of 17.1 months (±5.6months) after surgery. None was lost to follow-up...
August 17, 2016: Gait & Posture
Jon R Davids, Kevin Diaz, Thu-Ba Leba, Samuel Adams, David E Westberry, Anita M Bagley
BACKGROUND: Children who have had surgery involving the placement of an implant frequently undergo a subsequent surgery for hardware removal. The cosmesis of surgical scars following initial and subsequent surgeries is unpredictable. Scar incision (subsequent surgical incision through the initial scar) or excision (around the initial scar) is selected on the basis of the quality of the initial scar. The outcomes following these techniques have not been determined. METHODS: This prospective, consecutive case series was designed to compare outcomes following surgical scar incision versus excision at the time of implant removal in children with cerebral palsy...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Oussama Abousamra, Tristan Nishnianidze, Kenneth J Rogers, Mehmet S Er, Julieanne P Sees, Kirk W Dabney, Freeman Miller
This study reports on the prevalence and risk factors of acute pancreatitis after posterior spinal fusion for cerebral palsy scoliosis. Pancreatitis diagnosis was based on elevated amylase or lipase above three times the upper normal limit. Perioperative data were compared between patients with and without pancreatitis. We included 300 patients; 55% developed acute pancreatitis. Gastrostomy dependence was more common in the pancreatitis group (P=0.048). Perioperative data were similar between groups. Patients with pancreatitis had longer duration of hospitalization (19 vs...
August 6, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
Anju A Bendon, Khristine A George, Davandra Patel
INTRODUCTION: Neuromuscular scoliosis is a known risk factor for postoperative complications after corrective spine surgery. Few studies have looked at the preoperative factors affecting postoperative complications in children with cerebral palsy. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the factors that might influence postoperative course in patients with cerebral palsy undergoing spine surgery for scoliosis. METHODS: Nineteen case notes of children with cerebral palsy who had spine surgery (2008-2014) were reviewed retrospectively...
October 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Saskia E Kok, Jan J W van der Burg, Karen van Hulst, Corrie E Erasmus, Frank J A van den Hoogen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a reduction in drooling after bilateral submandibular duct relocation (SMDR) with sublingual gland excision on daily life and care, as well as social and emotional consequences in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 72 children and adolescents (46 males, 26 females) with moderate to severe drooling, and their caregivers. Mean age at the time of surgery was 15 years 2 months (SD 4y 3mo)...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Murali Mahadevan, Maayan Gruber, Darin Bilish, Kathryn Edwards, David Davies-Payne, Graeme van der Meer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of submandibular salivary gland Botulinum Toxin Type-A (BTX-A) injection in the treatment of drooling in children with varying degrees of neurological dysfunction. METHODS: A retrospective review of pre- and post-procedure drooling frequency and severity scores of patients receiving BTX-A between January 2008 and January 2013. Stratification to different subgroups of neurological impairment was performed according to Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) score...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
C Putz, S I Wolf, A Geisbüsch, M Niklasch, L Döderlein, T Dreher
BACKGROUND: Internal rotation gait constitutes a complex gait disorder in bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP) including static torsional and dynamic components resulting in lever arm dysfunction. Although femoral derotation osteotomy (FDO) is a standard procedure to correct increased femoral anteversion in children, unpredictable outcome has been reported. The effect of FDO when it is done as part of single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) in adulthood has not been investigated. METHODS: In this study mid-term data of 63 adults with BSCP and internal rotation gait, undergoing SEMLS including FDO were analyzed pre- and 1...
September 2016: Gait & Posture
Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Anthony J Boniello, Frank J Schwab
A wide range of neuromuscular diseases, including Parkinson disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and myopathy, are associated with spinal deformities. The most common postural deformities include anterocollis, Pisa syndrome (pleurothotonus), scoliosis, and camptocormia. Nonsurgical management of spinal deformity in patients with neuromuscular disease centers on maximizing the medical management of the underlying neurodegenerative pathology before surgical intervention is contemplated. Surgical management can include decompression alone, or decompression and fusion with short or long fusion constructs...
September 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Taralyn McMullan
PURPOSE: Spinal fusion (SF) surgery is a complex procedure that affects children with and without underlying disabilities. The purpose of this article was to describe the necessary steps when preparing a child, specifically with cerebral palsy (CP), and family for a SF, while also emphasizing the postoperative care during discharge planning. DESIGN: Literature review on pediatric patients undergoing spinal fusion and those who have cerebral palsy. METHOD: Literature was searched using the CINAHL database, from 2009 to 2016...
July 22, 2016: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Rachel DiFazio, Benjamin Shore, Judith A Vessey, Patricia E Miller, Brian D Snyder
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of the migration percentage (a radiographic metric quantifying hip displacement) in children with Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level-IV or V cerebral palsy and spastic hip dysplasia to the acetabular index and the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) as measured with the Caregiver Priorities and Child Health Index of Life with Disabilities (CPCHILD) before and after reconstructive hip surgery...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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