Clinical assessment skills of participants: general versus pediatric orthopedic surgeons.
|Questionnaire item||General orthopedic surgeons
||Pediatric orthopedic surgeons
|Q1: How often do you take a comprehensive “birth” history from a child with CP?|
|Q2: How often do you perform clinical gait assessment for CP children?|
|I am satisfied with a comprehensive couch examination||5||4||6||6|
|Q3: How do you routinely assess your CP child for the presence of equinus contracture?|
|I dorsiflex the foot above plantigrade, with the hindfoot in neutral and the knee extended||23||19||8||8||0.022||S|
|In addition I repeat the same above-mentioned maneuver but with a flexed knee “Silverskiold test”||100||81||92||92|
|Q4: How often do you consult a pediatric neurologist/neurologist when managing CP children?|
|Q5: How often do you consult a pediatrician when managing CP children?|
N number, CP cerebral palsy, HS highly significant, S significant, NS non-significant.
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