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Operative treatment of congenital torticollis.
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PMID:  18591606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There were 47 patients with congenital muscular torticollis who underwent operative release. After a mean follow-up of 74 months (60 to 90), they were divided into two groups, one aged one to four years (group 1) and the other aged five to 16 years (group 2). The outcomes were assessed by evaluating the following parameters: deficits of lateral flexion and rotation, craniofacial asymmetry, surgical scarring, residual contracture, subjective evaluation and degree of head tilt. The craniofacial asymmetry, residual contracture, subjective evaluation and overall scores were similar in both groups. However, group 2 showed superior results to group 1 in terms of the deficits of movement, surgical scarring and degree of head tilt. It is recommended that operative treatment for congenital muscular torticollis is postponed until the patient can comply successfully with post-operative bracing and an exercise programme.
J S Shim; H P Jang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-01     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  934-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, 50 IL-Won Dong, Kang Nam Ku, Seoul 135-710, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Facial Asymmetry / congenital,  rehabilitation,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Neck Muscles / physiopathology
Physical Therapy Modalities
Retrospective Studies
Torticollis / congenital,  rehabilitation,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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