Le centrage des hanches au moyen de sigès moulés - Études et résultats

Translated title of the contribution: Hip centering by postural management - Trials and outcomes

O. Picciolini, V. Gasparroni, M. Cozzaglio, L. Messina, N. Portinaro, F. Mosca

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Background: Musculo-skeletal disorders and hip deformity play a key role on future development of motor and adaptive functions in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Lateral migration of the femoral head increases on average of 7.7% per year and may progress to hip dislocation. Conservative preservation of muscle length and balance may prevent or reduce femoral head migration and acetabular dysplasia. A prospective comparative non randomized study was conducted to determine the effect of a sige moulé postural management, in association with a physiotherapy program, on the progression of hip displacement in children with CP. Thirty-five patients with bilateral CP and so-called hip at risk (migration percentage [MP] of over 10% but less than 40%) were included into the study and evaluated by neurofunctional assessment, Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), Tardieu scale and radiological measurements (MP by Reimers). Eighteen children were treated with therapeutic education and postural management 4 hours a day, and 17 children (control group) were treated with NDT alone. Results: A significant difference was found between MP values of case group and control group after 1 year (T1) and 2 years of treatment (T2) (p = 0,001). The rate of hip displacement was reduced by 5 % in the treatment group after the first year and by 7 % at second follow-up. Conclusion: Our data show a progressive reduction of MP values measured in the treated group confirming the significant benefit from combined non-surgical approach. The study supports the evidence that conservative management of hip deformity can be successful if implemented before the development of hip dysplasia.

Translated title of the contributionHip centering by postural management - Trials and outcomes
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalMotricite Cerebrale
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hip dislocation
  • Paediatric deformity
  • Postural management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology


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