Temporospatial parameters of gait after obturator neurolysis in patients with spasticity


Ofluoglu D., Esquenazi A., Hirai B.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION, vol.82, no.11, pp.832-836, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.phm.0000091986.32078.cd
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.832-836

Abstract

Objective: The management of spasticity should be implemented with the most appropriate pharmacologic agents. Ideally, these agents should provide functional improvement with minimal adverse effects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the width of the base of support and the velocity of gait before and after obturator nerve block. Blocks were performed with aqueous phenol solution in patients with unilateral hip adductor muscle overactivity that resulted in scissoring gait. The goal was to analyze functional improvement and quantify outcomes and to attempt to document adverse effects.