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Should foot surgery be performed for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

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Leitch, KK; Raza, N; Biggar, D; Stephen, D; Wright, JG; Alman, B
Published in: J Pediatr Orthop
2005

The authors conducted a retrospective study to determine the outcome of foot surgery in full-time wheelchair users with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Medical records on all 88 teenaged boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy treated at the authors' institution were obtained and reviewed. Patients completed questions about shoe wear, pain, hypersensitivity, and cosmesis, and a foot examination was performed. There were no significant differences between patients who did and did not receive foot surgery with respect to shoe wear (P > 0.05), pain (P > 0.05), hypersensitivity (P > 0.05), or cosmesis (P > 0.05). Hindfoot motion was significantly better (P > 0.05) but equinus contracture was significantly worse (P > 0.05) in patients who had not had surgery.

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Published In

J Pediatr Orthop

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ISSN

0271-6798

Publication Date

2005

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start / End Page

95 / 97

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wheelchairs
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Orthopedics
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired
  • Foot
  • Disabled Children
  • Contracture
 

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Leitch, K. K., Raza, N., Biggar, D., Stephen, D., Wright, J. G., & Alman, B. (2005). Should foot surgery be performed for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy? J Pediatr Orthop, 25(1), 95–97. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004694-200501000-00021
Leitch, Khristinn Kellie, Naweed Raza, Doug Biggar, Derek Stephen, James G. Wright, and Benjamin Alman. “Should foot surgery be performed for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?J Pediatr Orthop 25, no. 1 (2005): 95–97. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004694-200501000-00021.
Leitch KK, Raza N, Biggar D, Stephen D, Wright JG, Alman B. Should foot surgery be performed for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy? J Pediatr Orthop. 2005;25(1):95–7.
Leitch, Khristinn Kellie, et al. “Should foot surgery be performed for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?J Pediatr Orthop, vol. 25, no. 1, 2005, pp. 95–97. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00004694-200501000-00021.
Leitch KK, Raza N, Biggar D, Stephen D, Wright JG, Alman B. Should foot surgery be performed for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy? J Pediatr Orthop. 2005;25(1):95–97.

Published In

J Pediatr Orthop

DOI

ISSN

0271-6798

Publication Date

2005

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start / End Page

95 / 97

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Wheelchairs
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Orthopedics
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Foot Deformities, Acquired
  • Foot
  • Disabled Children
  • Contracture