Spontaneous fractures in cerebral palsy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.873d (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:873
  1. Christopher J Hobbs,
  2. Jane M Wynne
  1. Consultant community paediatrician Consultant community paediatrician Community Child Health, Leeds LS2 9NP

    EDITOR,—Last year a patient of ours presented to hospital with a chest infection. She was 19 years old, had cerebral palsy, and at the time was chronically malnourished because of feeding difficulties. On the day after the girl's admission her mother noticed a change in her behaviour and that she was sitting on a bean bag in a position that her mother thought was uncomfortable. Later it was realised that her thighs were swollen. Subsequent x ray …

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