Israr Ahmad, Khawar Kamran, Malik Javed Iqbal, Mohammad Arif Khan, Awal Hakim, Sana Ullah.
The outcome of bipolar release for congenital muscular torticollis.
J Med Sci Jan ;23(3):146-9.

Objectives: To know the outcome of Bipolar release for congenital muscular torticollis. Material and Methods: It was a descriptive observational study utilizing consecutive non-probability sampling technique. Patients with CMT and age ranging from 05-12 years were included in the study. Bipolar release was performed in all and outcome was measured with scoring system of Lee et al. Results: During the study period a total of 14 patients with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) underwent bipolar release of the Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle. The mean age at surgery was 07.92 ± 2.20 years (range = 05-12 years). Out of 14 patients excellent or good results were noted in 12 (85.71%). A score of 17-18 points was achieved in 09 patients (64.28%) accounting to excellent results whereas 03 patients (21.42%) were graded as good (15-16 points). Fair outcome was noted in one patient (07.14%). Similarly one patient had poor result in the study. Conclusion: Bipolar release of the sternocleadomastoid is a safe and effective method for treating CMT. It has got few complications and it provides good cosmetic and functional results. It resolves the deformity and restores the neck range of motion.

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