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Koman L Andrew M.D.; Mooney, James F. III M.D.; Smith, Beth P. Ph.D.; Goodman, Amy R N; Mulvaney, Theresa L.P.T.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: May-June 1994
Cerebral Palsy: PDF Only


In order to evaluate further the efficacy of local intramuscular injections of botulinum-A toxin (BAT-A) in the management of dynamic equinus deformity associated with cerebral palsy, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was undertaken. When evaluated using our Physician Rating Scale, 83% (five of six) of patients receiving toxin showed improvement, versus 33% (two of six) receiving placebo. There were no major complications. BAT-A injections appear to be safe and effective in children, and merit further prospective study.

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