Origin and treatment of fractures in spina bifida.

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Children with spina bifida cystica have a high risk of fracturing their paraplegic legs. During the last fifteen years we observed 261 fractures and epiphyseal injuries in 173 children out of 1,400 (12.2%) patients with spina bifida. The increased risk of fracture seems to be due to reduced muscle activity in the paralysed limb with insufficient axial… (More)

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