Literature Review on Botox in Calf Muscles

Clinical Rehabilitation published research on the effects of botox A in the calf muscles of children with cerebral palsy. A literature review revealed that botox was effective at:

  • improving calf muscle tone at 1 month and 3 months
  • improving passive range of motion at 1 month and 3 months
  • improving gait speed for 4 months
  • improving Gross Motor Function Measure scores for 2 months.

These improvements were seen when studies were done comparing botox injections with non-sham controls.

Reference: Yun Hyung Koog, Byung-II Min Effects of botulinum toxin A on calf muscles in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review Clin Rehabil August 2010 vol. 24 no. 8 685-700