Bone, joint and muscle - MBS item (50450)

The following MBS item is included in this clinical category.

Unilateral single event multilevel surgery for patients less than 18 years of age with hemiplegic cerebral palsy comprising three or more of the following: Lengthening of one or more contracted muscle tendon units by tendon lengthening, muscle recession, fractional lengthening or intramuscular lengthening. Correction of muscle imbalance by tendon transfer/transfers. Correction of femoral torsion by rotational osteotomy of the femur. Correction of tibial torsion by rotational osteotomy of the tibia. Correction of joint instability by varus derotation osteotomy of the femur, subtalar arthrodesis, with synovectomy if performed, or os calcis lengthening. Conjoint surgery, principal specialist surgeon, including fluoroscopy and aftercare (Anaes.) (Assist.)

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