Gait Posture 2021 Apr 22;87:184-191. Epub 2021 Apr 22.
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Background: It is unknown how a femoral derotation osteotomy (FDO) during childhood affects functional outcomes in adulthood among individuals with bilateral cerebral palsy (CP).
Research Questions: How do long-term functional outcomes after an FDO compare to matched individuals who did not have an FDO? How do outcomes change over time?
Methods: We queried the gait laboratory database for individuals who underwent an external FDO in childhood and were currently ≥25 years old. Participants returned for a long-term analysis (gait, physical examination, functional tests, imaging, questionnaires). Read More