The orthopaedic presentation and management of Sjögren-Larsson syndrome

F S Haddad, M Lacour, J I Harper, J A Fixsen
Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 1999, 19 (5): 617-9
Sjögren-Larsson syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive neurocutaneous disorder in which the combination of spasticity, ichthyosis, and mental retardation commonly result in patients being wheelchair bound. We reviewed a cohort of children with Sjögren-Larsson syndrome who were successfully managed with early physiotherapy and later soft-tissue surgery. The favourable outcome seen in these patients should encourage orthopaedic intervention in suitable cases.

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