By W. Kan. Clinch Valley College.
However discount female viagra 50mg with mastercard women's health magazine best body meal plan, most children with athetosis only will need no musculoskeletal surgery generic 50mg female viagra with mastercard women's health center phone number. Many children have a mix of spasticity and athetosis, so they develop the secondary problems of muscle contractures from the spastic component. As the patient is evaluated to determine if the contracted muscle should be lengthened, cau- tion should be exercised when trying to determine how much spasticity is dampening unwanted athetosis. A common combination is a hamstring contracture with or without a knee flexion contracture, which makes it difficult for a young adult or ado- lescent to stand. Often, the standing is an important function for the adult- sized individual because it will allow one attendant to provide for their needs as opposed to needing two attendants to do a dependent patient lift transfer. In this situation, lengthening the hamstrings and knee capsule may provide a substantial functional benefit; however, the postoperative management may be very difficult, as the athetosis tends to get worse with pain. Although this can be a very difficult time for the patient, family, and medical team, it often provides excellent functional gain in the end. A major advantage is that the patient usually has excellent understanding of the goals and will be very willing to work hard to achieve the goals. Undertaking a major surgical reconstruction in a child with severe athetosis and underlying spasticity requires a very experienced postoperative management team. Often, there is an element of great hesitation with families 134 Cerebral Palsy Management Case 4. After 1 week, the pain and spasms subsided and he contractures and torsional malalignment of the left hip started a long rehabilitation period requiring slow exten- with planovalgus feet, was having increased difficulty in sion stretching of the left knee, as tolerated by the sciatic walking. After 1 year of rehabilitation, he was standing and academically at the top of his high school class. It was walking much more upright and he was very glad he had recommended that he have a left femoral osteotomy, bi- gone through the procedure. There were many times fol- lateral knee capsulotomies with hamstring lengthenings, lowing the surgery where both Nicholas and his family and arthrodesis for planovalgus feet. After extensive dis- felt like he would never recover from the surgery and the cussion, he and his family agreed to proceed, although related complications. However, the sensory and motor with a lot of hesitation. Postoperatively, he had severe defects of the sciatic palsy completely resolved, and the spasms requiring very high doses of diazepam and mor- final expected outcome was similar to the expectations phine. On the left side, he also developed a sciatic nerve going into the procedure. This hesitation in families and patients often develops because of their own experience with the unpredictableness of athetosis. They are hesitant to undertake a treatment that they fear will leave them even worse than they are currently. Many of these families and patients have also had experience with physicians who did not appreciate the unpredictable nature of atheto- sis and were not willing to listen to their experience with this condition (Case 4. Because of the excellent cognitive function in most individuals with athetosis, their input into rehabilitation often significantly enhances the re- habilitation period because they will know what works and what does not work. This great insight by these patients in understanding of their own body can lead to a dynamic in which therapists feel the patients are not will- ing to listen or want to try something new. On the other hand, these patients may feel that the therapists are not listening and only want to follow a fixed therapeutic plan. This is the situation in which both the therapists and the patients have to listen to each other, and both have to be open to try dif- ferent techniques to arrive at a maximum rehabilitation potential of each individual. Another major musculoskeletal problem of athetosis is degenerative joint disease changes in the cervical spine from the increased cervical spinal mobility. We have never seen these changes as a problem in a child or an adolescent; however, they have been well reported to occur in middle age, although the exact incidence is unclear. There are many small series report- ing myelopathy with this degenerative joint disease process as the cervical spine develops instability and subluxation. The degenerative joint disease and the cervical spine instability usu- ally require cervical spine fusion and decompression. We have seen several children with athetosis who developed lumbar spondylolisthesis in childhood, and the only fusion for spondylolisthesis that we have done was in an adolescent with athetosis (Case 4. Neurologic Control of the Musculoskeletal System 135 Case 4. An attempt of back pain, especially after walking long distance.
As with foot deformities order 50mg female viagra otc pregnancy calendar week by week, the same secondary effects of increased stiffness and increased co-contractions occur female viagra 50 mg discount women's health department rockford il. There may also be a residual moment, which tends to cause the deformity to get worse. In a foot with severe external rotation, the moment arm in the direction of forward motion has decreased greatly. However, the moment arm generating an external rotation moment has increased and now may be a mechanical factor to increase the deformity, either by increasing the foot deformity, or by causing increased external tibial torsion as children grow. This external rotation moment arm may also cause external rotation subluxation by ro- tating the tibia through the knee joint. There is an increase in the varus- valgus moment arm as well, but this seldom seems to cause mechanical or growth problems, probably because the force is somewhat reduced with the increased co-contraction required for walking, which is common in this combination of deformities. Many children have a combination of external rotation and planovalgus foot deformity, which makes a double-dose insult to the moment arm function of the foot. This insult is a principal cause of severe crouched gait and has been termed lever arm disease by Gage3 (see 7. She had also knee pain, worse on the left than the right, to the point been playing lacrosse as a recreational sport. Over the that she had trouble walking around her school and she Figure C7. Her family doctor told her for all ambulation except for household ambulation. Her gait involved a signifi- evaluation in the gait laboratory found significant inter- cant amount of trunk lurching with mild crouching, stiff nal rotation of the hips, external tibial torsion on the knee gait, and internal rotation of the knees. On physical right, and internal tibial torsion on the left with the plano- examination, both knees had mild diffuse tenderness, valgus feet, increased knee flexion at foot contact, and with no effusion, mechanical instability, click, or joint decreased knee flexion in swing phase (Figures C7. Because there was minimal EMG activity in the rotation, 10° of external rotation, full knee flexion and rectus in swing phase (Figure C7. Both feet demonstrated a planovalgus deformity creased knee flexion in swing was due to the poor push- and both feet had significant bunions. Radiographs of the off and poor mechanical advantage on the hip flexors at knees were normal. She was immediately referred to physical ther- sports clinic where a diagnosis of intraarticular pathology apy and taught crutch walking to try to get her out of the was made, and she was scheduled for knee arthroscopy, wheelchair. She was then reconstructed with bilateral where an inflamed plica was found and excised. Follow- femoral derotation osteotomies, left tibial rotation, bilat- ing a 6-month rehabilitation program, she still continued eral lateral column lengthenings, bunion corrections, and with the same pain, and she was now using the wheelchair hamstring lengthenings. Gait 317 was pain free, was again swimming on the varsity swim at airports or amusement parks. In all community ambu- team, and was no longer using the wheelchair for any lation, she used the Lofstrand crutches, which she pre- community mobility, except for very long walks such as ferred over the wheelchair. The torsional alignment of the foot, knee, and the forward line of progres- sion of the body is very important. If the foot is not stable or lined up with the knee axis, the plantar flexion–knee extension couple cannot function, and the child drops into a crouched gait pattern. As the foot rotates relative to the knee axis, the moment arm of the foot decreases. The length of the moment arm is determined by the cosine of the angle of rotation. This means that there is very little effect on the first 20° to 30° of external or internal rotation; however, over 30°, the moment arms rapidly lose length, and the mo- ment arm falls very fast when there is more than 45° of external rotation. The lever arm is another name for a moment arm, and the importance of this concept to the etiology of crouched gait is often missed. Failing to understand the importance of the moment arm in the crouched gait pattern is like spending time sewing a skin wound on the leg of a child with an injury while failing to see the underlying fracture. All orthopaedists 318 Cerebral Palsy Management know that the open fracture is really much more significant than the skin wound, and likewise, the lever arm dysfunction at the foot is much more sig- nificant as a contribution to crouched gait in most children than the knee flexion, which is readily apparent (Case 7. Treatment Malrotation of a foot progression angle can be treated with a foot orthotic if a major portion of the malrotation comes from the foot deformity. If the malrotation is secondary to torsional deformity more proximally, the only treatment option is surgical correction of the malrotation.
The pedobarograph showed severe planovalgus with ex- ternal foot progression of 34° on the right and 19° on the left (Figure C7 50 mg female viagra with amex menstrual fever. Most weight bearing was in the medial midfoot (Figure C7 purchase 50mg female viagra mastercard menopause signs. The main cause of the loss of ambulation appeared to be the crouch gait caused Figure C7. Gait 365 formities, which prevented the foot from functioning as valgus with a triple arthrodesis both stabilized the foot a rigid moment arm, with the majority of the weight bear- and corrected the malalignment. Hamstrings were length- ing on the medial midfoot (Figure C7. This lever arm ened, and after a 1-year rehabilitation period, she was disease needed to be corrected by stabilizing the foot so again doing most of her ambulation as a community am- it was a stiff and stable structure, and it had to be aligned bulator using crutches. The foot pressure showed a dra- with the axis of the knee joint. Correction of the plano- matic improvement although there was still more weight Figure C7. The kinematics demonstrate a good indicating some mild residual valgus (Figure C7. Elizabeth would have become a perma- cating continued weakness in the gastrocsoleus (Figures nent wheelchair user if her feet had not been corrected. Gait 367 crouch because the ground reaction force has to be controlled through the foot as a functional moment arm. Poor moment arm function of the foot causing the ground reaction force to be ineffective in producing knee extension is often one of the primary pathologies of a crouched gait pattern. The foot has to come to within neu- tral dorsiflexion in midstance so it can be placed in an orthosis, or the gas- trocsoleus must provide the force needed to control the ground reaction force. If the gastrocnemius or soleus is contracted, it must be lengthened, but only to neutral dorsiflexion at the end range. Never do uncontrolled, percutaneous tendon Achilles lengthenings in adolescent crouching individuals. These individuals will likely never be able to stand again without using a fixed AFO. Tibial torsion must be assessed next, and if it is contributing to the malalignment of the foot causing the foot to be out of line with the knee joint axis, a tibial derotation is required. Physical examination of passive range of motion of the knee should allow extension to within 10° of full extension. If the fixed knee flexion con- tracture is between 10° and 30°, a posterior knee capsulotomy is required. If the fixed knee flexion contracture is greater than 30°, a distal femoral extension osteotomy is required. Distal hamstring lengthening is always indicated with crouched gait unless the procedure has been done in the pre- ceding year. The indication to do a hamstring lengthening is a popliteal an- gle of more than 50° with an initial contact knee flexion of more than 25°, and knee flexion in midstance phase of more than 25°. If individuals have decreased knee flexion in swing phase or late knee flexion in swing phase with toe drag, a rectus transfer should be performed. Many clinicians are hesitant about doing rectus transfers in individuals with crouched posture; however, they must remember that the rectus is only 15% of the strength of the quadriceps and the muscle is not even active, except in pathologic cases in midstance phase. If children are very slow walkers in the quadriplegic cat- egory, rectus transfer has less benefit. This discussion presumes independent ambulators or ambulators who use walking aids but do not use wheelchairs for community ambulation. This type of ambulator will gain much more from the rectus transfer than the risk of weakness. Individuals with moderate crouch, defined as midstance phase knee flexion of 25° to 45°, will not need any shortening of the patellar ligament because the quad- riceps will have enough excursion and will readjust when the pathomechanics are corrected. The next concern is the axis of the knee joint, which should be between 0° internal and 20° external at initial contact. If there is significant internal rotation, meaning more than 5° to 10° of internal rotation at initial contact, and the physical examination shows sig- nificantly more internal than external rotation of the hip, the femoral inter- nal rotation should be corrected. Usually, this correction is made by doing a femoral derotational osteotomy, but if there is a question of the source of the internal rotation, a CT scan of the femur should be obtained to evaluate the source of the internal rotation. Last, the hip flexor will need lengthening if the hip flexion contracture is more than 20° and midstance phase hip ex- tension is less than −30°.
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