• 10 MAR 19
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    Thigh area muscle relaxation operation (Adductor tenotomy)

    Increased spasticity due to strained thigh muscles disturb walking biomechanics and cause a series of problems that may lead to hip dislocation. Problems arise in sitting, standing and walking and providing personal hygiene and upon evaluation of paediatric orthopaedist, Botulinum Toxin or relaxation is applied to thigh muscles. In surgical practice a scar of 1 cm is seen in thigh area.

    No cast is applied after the operation and upon decision of the paediatric orthopaedist braces that keep the hips open can be used. Concentrated physiotherapy application is vital to prevent shortening of the muscles. Patients that have the ability to walk before the operation can walk after the operation with support. Medicine prescribed after being discharged shall be used and polyclinic visits at days 10 and 21 shall be followed.



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