Last updated on February 2018

PerLE (Peroneus Longus Evaluation): A Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Injection of Dysport in Peroneus Longus in Equinus Foot Deformity in Children With Cerebral Palsy


Brief description of study

A recent publication (Boulay et al. 2012) highlighted the role of the peroneus longus (PL) muscle in equinus foot deformity in children with hemiplegia. BoNT (Dysport) injections into this muscle have not yet been described in the literature. Based on the results of a previous study, the hypothesis is: this muscle may thus constitute a new therapeutic target for botulinum toxin injections in the early management of spastic equinus in children aged 2 years or older, before the onset of fixed neuro-orthopedic deformity and the midfoot break.

The aim of this retrospective study is to describe in intramuscular BoNT (Dysport) injections into PL based on the results obtained in a cohort of children (approximately 30 subjects) with cerebral palsy (hemiplegia or diplegia) and which have been treated in the service since 2007 until July 2012.

The investigators results are based on clinical, radiological and video evaluations. For this study, data will be collected in medical folder of each children belonging to this cohort.

All children (approximately 30 subjects) with cerebral palsy (hemiplegia or diplegia) which have been treated by BoNT (Dysport) intramuscular injections into PL in the service between 2007 and July 2012 will be screened. Subjects will be selected according to the following defined inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Data will be collected retrospectively (using a specific case report form designed for the study) in medical folder of each included subject for all visit of follow-up after BoNT (Dysport) injection into PL (since the first BoNT (Dysport) injection up to 2012). Then, data will be entered in a database. After that, they will be analysed .

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02856321

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