Birth fractures in spinal muscular atrophy

S. W. Burke, V. P. Jameson, J. M. Roberts, C. E. Johnston, J. Willis

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Abstract

Three patients with birth fractures and Werdnig-Hoffmann disease are presented. Two of the three were erroneously diagnosed as having osteogenesis imperfecta. The etiology of these fractures appears to be in utero osteoporosis secondary to decreased movement, leading to pathologic fracture during birth. Immobilization led to uneventful healing in all cases; no recurrent fractures were seen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • Birth
  • Fractures
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Werdnig-Hoffmann disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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