Georgian National Association of Medical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Lower Limb Deformities in Cerebral Palsy: A case series

Introduction: One-third of children with cerebral palsy (CP) does not yet walk at the age of 5. The orthopedic deformity is one of the pathologies that may compromise the efficiency of gait in those patients. The aim of our study was to describe the clinical characteristics of orthopedic deformities for CP patients and to describe device prescriptions to manage the deformities. Methods: A retrospective chart review was done
conducted at the Equipment Teaching Hospital of Madagascar, after ethics committee approval, during a period of 1 year, from the beginning of January 2017 to the end of December 2017. Patients diagnosed with CP, during the period of the study, regardless of age and gender, were included in the study. Incomplete patients' records have been excluded from the study. The different types of orthopedic deformities were analyzed.