CONGENITAL MUSCULAR TORTICOLLIS - LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP OF 38 PARTIAL RESECTIONS OF THE STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID MUSCLE

Citation
H. Akazawa et al., CONGENITAL MUSCULAR TORTICOLLIS - LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP OF 38 PARTIAL RESECTIONS OF THE STERNOCLEIDOMASTOID MUSCLE, Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 112(5), 1993, pp. 205-209
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Orthopedics,Surgery
ISSN journal
0936-8051
Volume
112
Issue
5
Year of publication
1993
Pages
205 - 209
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(1993)112:5<205:CMT-LF>2.0.ZU;2-J
Abstract
Thirty-eight patients with muscular torticollis were treated by a part ial resection of the sternocleidomastoid muscle between 1970 and 1981. Clinical evaluations were performed on 35 of these patients who were followed up for 10 years (average of 11.3 years). Of 31 patients under 5 years of age at operation, good results according to Canale's crite ria were obtained in 28 (90%). In four patients aged 6 years or more a t operation, three showed good results. Postoperatively, massive cotto n bandaging was applied with the neck in the neutral position for 3 we eks. A plaster cast, brace, or physiotherapy involving active motion t raining was not necessary.