During adductor release, the adductor muscle and tendon is cut and released. This weakens the muscle and allows the legs to move away from the midline of the body. It is performed in patients with spastic cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions.
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Conditions Treated with Adductor Release:
Adductor release is utilized in cases of spastic cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis and developmental hip dislocation.
Physical therapy is a non-surgical alternative to adductor release. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Adductor Release:
Adductor release is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Adductor Release:
Possible risks following adductor release include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience muscle damage, nerve damage and little to no improvement in abduction.
Prognosis after Adductor Release:
The prognosis for a positive end result following adductor release is good.