Publication year: 2011 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Available online 8 September 2011 Annelies F. van Bemmel, Michel P.J. van den Bekerom, Jeanette Verhart, Diederik A. Vergroesen BackgroundWe report a gastrocnemius lengthening in neurologically healthy children, whose gastrocnemius equinus could not be corrected non-operatively.MethodsFifty-five children with an equinus contracture were included in this study. Ninety-seven operations were performed in these patients. The mean age was 11.5 years[6–16]and sixty percent of the patients were male.
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Preliminary results of 97 percutaneous gastrocnemius muscular lengthening operations in neurologically healthy children with an equinus contracture