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cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders

Mr Bennet is experienced in the assessment and surgical treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders. He is one of 4 surgeons at Southampton Children’s hospital who work closely together with a big team of specialised healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care to children with neuromuscular orthopaedic problems. Less complex surgery can often be done in a private hospital although sometimes we recommend that bigger operations in complex patients take place in Southampton Childrens Hospital. Please get in touch for more information.

Common surgical treatments include

  • Hip reconstruction for subluxing / dislocating hips
  • Treatment of fixed knee flexion with either guided growth or distal femoral extension osteotomy
  • Long bone (femur and tibia) derotation osteotomies for rotational malalignment.
  • Foot reconstruction for complex deformities and contractures including tendon transfers
  • Muscle releases and tendon lengthening for joint contractures (e.g. gastrocnemius recession) and botulinum toxin (botox) injections