Hamstring lengthening in females with cerebral palsy have greater effect than in males

The objective of this retrospective study was to determine if the surgical response to medial and lateral hamstring lengthenings is different between males and females. Preoperative and postoperative kinematic data of 109 (71 males and 38 females) patients with cerebral palsy were evaluated. Females demonstrated larger decreases in popliteal angle, larger decreases in mid-stance knee flexion, and higher incidences of knee hyperextension postoperatively. Results indicate that females have larger responses to hamstring lengthenings than males.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CEREBRAL PALSY Source Type: research

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