Research Article| Volume 13, ISSUE 4, P540-543, July 1988

Comparison of pronator tenotomy and pronator rerouting in children with spastic cerebral palsy

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      Forty-one patients with cerebral palsy and pronation contracture of the forearm were treated with pronator teres rerouting compared with 16 patients who were treated with pronator teres tenotomy. The mean age of patients with pronator tenotomy was 4 years 3 months compared with 7 years 3 months for patients with rerouting. Follow-up averaged 94 months for tenotomy and 21 months for rerouting. Average gain in supination was 78 degrees for rerouting and 54 degrees for tenotomy. No patient lost active range of motion during follow-up. Although pronator teres tenotomy increased active supination of the forearm, greater active supination of the forearm was afforded patients treated with pronator teres rerouting.
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