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Osteogenesis Imperfecta Types

Since 1979, OI has been classified by type according to a scheme developed by David Sillence,
M.D. This system is based on mode of inheritance, clinical picture, and radiologic appearance.
The OI type descriptions provide some information to the clinician and family about a person’s
prognosis, but they do not predict functional outcome. It is also important to note that the
severity of OI ranges greatly; the different types of OI represent somewhat arbitrary cutoffs
along a continuum. As a result, the severity of the disorder may vary significantly among people
who have the same type. The OI classification scheme has continued to evolve as new
information about OI is discovered.

ACCEPTABILITY CRITERIA FOR REDUCTION IN PAEDIATRIC FRACTURES

Children’s fracture have a great capacity to remodel. Yet a few of them result into malunion and deformity. In fractures of upper humerus in a young child large magnitude of angulations can be accepted where as physeal injury of lower femur involving articular carilage needs nothing short of anatomical reduction. The factors affecting the acceptibiloity cliteria are age, Site of fracture, Involvement of growth plate and articular surface, direction of angulation in line with axis of joint movement, ability of joint nearby to compensate for the malunion etc…

Cerebral Palsy: A guide for the post graduates

A brief guide for post graduates on evaluation of children with cerebral palsy