Correction of equinus in cerebral palsy by the Murphy procedure of tendo calcaneus advancement: a preliminary communication.

Journal Article (Academic Article)

The biomechanics of the Murphy procedure for correction of equinus in cerebral palsy are presented. A series of 79 surgical procedures on 48 patients, with a follow-up period of from one to four years, is reviewed. Correction of equinus was succeswful in 89-9 per cent of the procedures. Using the Murphy procedure the following advantages over other methods of correction are anticipated: (1) no loss on 'push-off' in gait; (2) no loss of correction (recurrence) during longitudinal growth of the child, necessitating repeated surgery; and (3) no need for continual night bracing during the growth period.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Throop, FB; DeRosa, GP; Reeck, C; Waterman, S

Published Date

  • April 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 182 - 185

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-1622

Conference Location

  • england