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Zwick, EB; Svehlik, M; Kraus, T; Steinwender, G; Linhart, WE.
Does gender influence the long-term outcome of single-event multilevel surgery in spastic cerebral palsy?
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012; 21(5):448-451
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Kraus Tanja
Linhart Wolfgang
Steinwender Gerhardt
Svehlik Martin
Zwick Ernst Bernhard
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Abstract:
This study compared the long-term outcome of single-event multilevel surgery in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy (CP) on the basis of sex. We hypothesized that boys would have a worse outcome than girls. Thirty-four children (19 boys and 15 girls) with diplegic spastic CP and a minimal follow-up of 10 years were included. The Gillette Gait Index was the main outcome measure. We found no differences in surgical treatment, and both groups initially benefited from the surgery. However, although girls maintained the enhanced level of walking, walking ability in boys deteriorated constantly. Such a finding suggests that sex might have an important influence on treatment outcomes in children with CP.
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Cerebral Palsy - complications Cerebral Palsy - physiopathology Cerebral Palsy - surgery
Child -
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted - methods
Disability Evaluation -
Female -
Gait Disorders, Neurologic - etiology Gait Disorders, Neurologic - physiopathology Gait Disorders, Neurologic - surgery
Health Status Indicators -
Humans -
Male -
Orthopedic Procedures - adverse effects Orthopedic Procedures - methods
Outcome Assessment (Health Care) -
Postoperative Complications -
Severity of Illness Index -
Sex Factors -
Treatment Outcome -
Walking - physiology

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cerebral palsy
gait
gender
Gillette Gait Index
surgery
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