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Management of the child with total body involvement 

Management of the child with total body involvement
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Management of the child with total body involvement
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Tim Theologis

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10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013006
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date: 13 December 2019

The most common musculoskeletal problems in TBI are scoliosis and hip dislocation

Hip screening is necessary in young non-ambulant children

The role of soft tissue surgery to prevent hip displacement is unclear

Bony surgery offers more predictable results but complications are frequent

Spinal stabilization should be considered for curves exceeding 50 degrees.

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