Orthopedic aspects of rett syndrome: A multicenter review

R. T. Loder, C. L. Lee, B. S. Richards

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Twenty-three of 36 patients (64%) with Rett syndrome showed orthopedic problems at an average age of 8 years 7 months. Sixteen patients had spinal deformities (45%), six had scoliosis, one had sagittal deformity, and nine had scoliosis with sagittal deformity. Eight patients with scoliosis have shown progression, with two patients requiring surgery. Thirteen patients (36%) exhibited joint contractures; three of them have required surgery. Ten fractures occurred in five patients (14%). Coxa valga was present in all 14 hips. Skeletal ages in four preadolescent patients were normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-562
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


  • Coxa valga
  • Fractures
  • Joint contractures
  • Rett syndrome
  • Spinal deformities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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