Penn Orthopaedics

Penn Neuro-Orthopaedics Service

Severe loss of movement is often the result of neurological disorders, such as a stroke or brain injury. Ordinary daily activities such as walking, eating, and dressing can be difficult, and sometimes impossible to accomplish, for people affected by spasticity, fixed muscle shortening and loss of mobility.

Penn Medicine's neuro-orthopaedic service offers the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment to patients whose arms or legs are impaired by brain injury, stroke, anoxia, central nervous disorders, or orthopaedic conditions.

Penn Neuro–Orthopaedics focuses on recovering lost function, regaining mobility, and improving performance in persons with permanent disabilities or chronic disease.

Surgical Procedures

Penn Neuro–Orthopaedics successfully treats a wide range of arm and leg problems, including:

  • Clenched-fist and thumb-in-palm deformity
  • Flexed elbow deformity
  • Foot deformities
  • Hip and knee contractures
  • Scissoring gait
  • Stiff-knee gait
  • Stiff shoulder
  • Walking problems due to abnormal postures of the foot

Neuro–Orthopaedic management of these problems is aimed at the correction of limb deformities and the removal of bone that grows near the joints, through reconstructive and joint replacement surgery.