Surgical correction of muscular torticollis in older children with Peter G. Jones technique


Gurpinar A., Kiristioglu İ., Balkan E., Dogruyol H.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, vol.18, no.5, pp.598-601, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

In the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Uludag University Medical Faculty in Bursa, during the last 11 years, the Peter G. Jones technique for the surgical correction of muscular torticollis in older children has been introduced. Twenty children between 4 and 13 years of age were treated for muscular torticollis. They were followed up from 3 months to 10 years after surgery. All patients had a middle-third open transection of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Preoperative and postoperative assessment by a rigid scoring system showed that all patients improved in terms of function as well as cosmesis. Children younger than 10 years showed the most improvement, with 90% excellent and good results. Late middle-third open transection of the sternomastoid in muscular torticollis may give acceptable results.