[Experiences with the early treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta]

Slongo, T; Kehrer, B; Braga, S; Rüdeberg, A (1989). [Experiences with the early treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta]. Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie, 44(5), pp. 293-6. Stuttgart: Hippokrates

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Between 1973 and 1988 twenty children with osteogenesis imperfecta were treated in the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Our initial experience with the first 15 children, who had virtually no treatment during infancy and early childhood showed that they later developed severe soft tissue and skeletal deformities. Since resulting contractures and curvatures of the long bones are difficult to correct, we changed our therapeutic approach. Traditional therapy in OI was limited to the correction of bony malformations. Considering the fact, that the different elements of the locomotor system are part of a functional entity, we began early treatment combining physiotherapy and surgery.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Rüdeberg, Anna

ISSN:

0174-3082

Publisher:

Hippokrates

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:12

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:23

PubMed ID:

2588806

Web of Science ID:

A1989AY36900010

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31865 (FactScience: 196634)

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