Computer simulation of surgical treatment for equinus deformity in cerebral palsy

Kenton R. Kaufman, William J. Shaughnessy

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Abstract

Many different surgical procedures have been developed for lengthening of the triceps surae. Currently, two basic types of surgical procedures are used for treating equinos deformity. The two principle surgical approaches involve either Z-plasty or sliding lengthening forms of tendo Achilles lengthening or fascial lengthening of the aponeurosis covering the gastrocnemius. This article compares the strength preservation characteristics of these two types of surgical procedures using a computer model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-79
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Biomechanics
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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