What is the role of tendon transfer in the treatment of spasticity?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Krupa Pandey, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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In a tendon transfer, the attachment point of a spastic muscle is moved. The muscle can no longer pull the joint into a deformed position, and in some situations, the transfer allows improved function. In others, the joint retains passive, but not active, function. Ankle-bracing procedures that follow surgery are among the most effective interventions.


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