The psoas muscle as cause of low back pain in infantile cerebral palsy

Giorgio Marrè-Brunenghi, R. Camoriano, M. Valle, S. Boero

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Abstract

Psoas muscle spasticity is hypothesised as a rare cause of low back pain in patients with infantile cerebral palsy. The authors describe a new manoeuvre for the study of psoas tenderness and ultrasound (US)-guided transabdominal botulinum toxin injection technique. A possible causal relationship between psoas tension and low back pain was found incidentally in two examined cases. In subsequent patients, botulinum toxin was injected and, in cases of disappearance of symptoms, the psoas tendon was sectioned at the pelvic brim with definitive disappearance of pain. The relationship between psoas tension and low back pain in patients with infantile cerebral palsy seems likely, given the result in the four patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • Botulinumtoxin
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Low back pain
  • Psoas muscle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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