Orthopedic surgery to improve gait in cerebral palsy




Orthopedic Surgery to Improve Gait in Cerebral Palsy

E. Rutz

prof.dr. J.G.S.J.S.M. Becher, prof.dr. R.T. Jaspers

Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences

Movement Sciences

PhD conferral

Erich Rutz investigated with several projects how gait pathologies could be improved by orthopedic surgery. For orthopedic surgical treatment there are many possibilities, but generally it includes corrections of bony deformities and soft tissue procedures. Often several surgical interventions are performed in one session, for example Single-event Multilevel Surgery approach (SEMLS).

Cerebral palsy 
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disabilities. CP is a physical disability that affects movement and posture, which affects participation. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to injury to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

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