Spinal fusion in girls with Rett syndrome: post-operative recovery and family experiences.

@article{Marr2015SpinalFI,
  title={Spinal fusion in girls with Rett syndrome: post-operative recovery and family experiences.},
  author={Caitlin Marr and Helen Leonard and Ian P. Torode and Jenny Downs},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  year={2015},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1000-9}
}
BACKGROUND Rett syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder mainly affecting females and scoliosis is a common co-morbidity. Spinal fusion may be recommended if the scoliosis is progressive. This qualitative study investigated recovery of girls with Rett syndrome during the first 12 post-operative months and explored family perspectives and coping… CONTINUE READING