Femoral and Lumbar Fractures During Rehabilitation for a Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Presentation

Brendon S. Ross*, David Ripley, Anna M. Ho, Leslie Rydberg

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Abstract

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is one of the most common inherited bone disorders. These individuals are high-risk for developing fractures during their lifetime secondary to bone fragility. This case presents a female with type I OI involved in a high speed motor vehicle accident resulting in a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and paraplegia. Inpatient rehabilitation was complicated by fractures of the femur and lumbar spine which impacted her level of independence upon discharge to prevent additional fractures and maintain safety. OI coupled with SCI creates a difficult combination for the rehabilitation team. This case highlights the complexity of this challenge to bring awareness to the rehabilitation team in order to safely maximize independence and minimize and prevent unnecessary injury when designing an interdisciplinary treatment plan. Level of Evidence V

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1178
Number of pages4
JournalPM and R
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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