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Orthopedic surgery in severe disability
Author/s: Pierfrancesco Costici 
Year:  2010 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  5 Pg. 115-119 FullText PDF:  51 KB
DOI:  10.3280/CDD2010-003019
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In patients with neurological disorders often severe orthopedic deformities occur, due to muscle tone disorders, difficulties in controlling, incorrect postures that often get worse. There is therefore a need to implement rehabilitation and surgical treatments to prevent and to treat new orthopedic deformities and to improve the functionality of these patients. The author reports his experience on orthopedic surgery and treatment with baclofen pump, illustrating the various surgical techniques and stressing the need to assess carefully if an intervention is really necessary, in order to prevent further damage to the patient.
Keywords: Severe disability, orthopedic complications, orthopedic surgery, baclofen pump

Pierfrancesco Costici, Orthopedic surgery in severe disability in "CHILD DEVELOPMENT & DISABILITIES - SAGGI" 3/2010, pp. 115-119, DOI:10.3280/CDD2010-003019


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