Fracture patterns in thalassemia.

@article{Finsterbush1985FracturePI,
  title={Fracture patterns in thalassemia.},
  author={Alex Finsterbush and I J Farber and Paul Mogle and Ada Goldfarb},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1985},
  volume={192},
  pages={132-6}
}
Of 61 patients with homozygous beta-thalassemia, 30 had fractures; the majority were single fractures. In three thalassemic families, multiple fractures were observed. Although fractures occurred mostly during the growth period, no epiphyseal fractures were found among the patients in the present study. Roentgenograms showed either horizontal or oblique fractures, frequently with compression, or linear fractures without displacement. No delay in fracture healing or residual gross bone… CONTINUE READING

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