Rectus Femoris Tenotomy Versus Botulinum Toxin A for Stiff Knee Gait After Stroke


Phase 4 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- stroke lasting for more than 6 months
- stiff knee gait
- rectus femoris spasticity (> Ashworth 2)
- transient improvement with previous botulinum toxine A injection in the rectus femoris
- stiff knee gait improved after rectus femoris diagnostic motor nere block
- able to walk on treadmill

Exclusion Criteria

- pregnant women
- botulinum toxin A injections in the rectus femoris < 6 months
- previous surgery for stiff knee gait