Stair-shaped Achilles tendon lengthening in continuity — A new method to treat equinus deformity in patients with spastic cerebral palsy

Publication date: Available online 27 October 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Zhengxun Li, Ning Zhang, Yang Wang, Songhua Cao, Zheng Huang, Yong Hu Background Equinus of the ankle is a common deformity in spastic cerebral palsy. Achilles tendon lengthening is one of the effective options for the treatment of equinus deformity. Methods In the study, a new stair-shaped Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) procedure that preserves of the tendon continuity was performed in 28 tendons with equinus deformity (20 patients, mean age = 10.5 ± 2.6 years)

Publication date: Available online 27 October 2017 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Zhengxun Li, Ning Zhang, Yang Wang, Songhua Cao, Zheng Huang, Yong Hu Background Equinus of the ankle is a common deformity in spastic cerebral palsy. Achilles tendon lengthening is one of the effective options for the treatment of equinus deformity. Methods In the study, a new stair-shaped Achilles tendon lengthening (ATL) procedure that preserves of the tendon continuity was performed in 28 tendons with equinus deformity (20 patients, mean age = 10.5 ± 2.6 years)

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Stair-shaped Achilles tendon lengthening in continuity — A new method to treat equinus deformity in patients with spastic cerebral palsy