HIPSatisfaction and pain levels after proximal femoral valgus osteotomy according to Schanz in patients with cerebral palsy and hip dislocationHarmsen, Annelieke M.K.; Witbreuk, Melinda M.E.H.; Pruijs, Hans J.E.H; Buizer, Annemieke I.; van der Sluijs, Johannes A.Author Information Departments of aOrthopaedic Surgery bPhysical and Rehabilitation Medicine, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam cDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre (UMCU), Utrecht, The Netherlands Correspondence to Annelieke M.K. Harmsen, MSc, MD, Department of Trauma Surgery, VU Medical Centre, De Boelelaan 1117-ZH 7F020, PO Box, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel: +31 204 443 529; fax: +31 204 444 512; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2016 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 222-227 doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000253 Buy Metrics Abstract Outcome after Schanz osteotomy in the treatment of chronic hip dislocation in children with cerebral palsy was evaluated. Medical charts and questionnaires were used to assess pain, functional outcome and satisfaction. A total of 24 children, with a mean age of 13.8 years (±8.9), were included in the study, out of which 11 were classified with Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level IV and 13 with GMFCS level V. Current pain was comparable to patients without chronic hip dislocation, and satisfaction was intermediate. Functional outcome improved in several domains. Longer postoperative time was associated with improved pain and satisfaction. The Schanz osteotomy allowed improvement in pain levels; however, it did not completely meet caregiver’s expectation and has high reoperation rates. Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.