Fractures in patients with poliomyelitis: past or current challenge?

Poliomyelitis is a motor neuron disease of the anterior horn of the spinal cord. It leads to asymmetrical flaccid paralysis and muscle atrophy that reduces the patient's stability and mobility and alters the gait pattern, predisposing to falls. Until the massive clinical application of vaccines, it was quite prevalent in some countries in the 50s and, the people who suffered the epidemic during childhood is nowadays more than 65 years old, constituting a risk groups for traumatological pathology.
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Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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