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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
A Journal on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after Pathological Events
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Indexed/Abstracted in: CINAHL, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Europa Medicophysica 1999 December;35(4):149-69
Neuro-orthopaedic surgery for lower extremity dysfunction in upper motor neuron syndrome
Fuller D. A., Keenan M. A. E., Esquenazi A.
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Moss Rehab, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Surgical management is the upper motor neuron syndrome is complex, challenging work. A multidisciplinary, team approach is essential for a successful outcome. The patient’s neurologic recovery will help determine the need for and the timing of surgery. A thorough understanding both the static and dynamic forces leading to joint and limb dysfunction is necessary to formulate a treatment plan. Clinical examination, instrumented gait analysis and experience combine to allow intervention with predictable, successful surgical procedures. Patient’s with UMN syndrome can have function, mobility and health restored through medical and surgical care.