Knee flexion contractures in myelodysplasia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

From 1976 to 1982, 12 children with myelodysplasia had surgery at our institution for knee flexion contractures (21 affected knees). Follow-up was a minimum of 18 months and averaged 47 months. Soft tissue lengthening of the hamstring tendons and release of the posterior capsule with or without femoral osteotomy yielded uniformly excellent results; femoral osteotomy alone produced 40% unsatisfactory results. Based on these data, we no longer recommend osteotomy alone as an effective treatment for fixed knee flexion contractures in children with myelodysplasia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nunley, JA; Sperduto, PW

Published Date

  • July 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 818 - 821

PubMed ID

  • 3726580

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00007611-198607000-00009


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States