Orthopaedic aspects of children with infectious (Central nervous system) postnatal cerebral palsy

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Twenty-two children (15 girls, 7 boys) with postnatal infectious cerebral palsy were reviewed at an average age of 8 years. Orthopaedic deformities were noted in 82% of all children and involved the upper extremity (41%), spine (45%), hips (68%), knees (32%), and feet and ankles (55%). Both typical and atypical cerebral palsy deformities were noted, often severe. Surgical correction of deformities achieved 77% satisfactory results. Bony procedures did better than soft tissue procedures, especially around the hip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-526
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992



  • Atypical deformities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Infectious
  • Orthopaedic deformities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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