We studied retrospectively gross motor development and the impact of intramedullary rodding in 10 children with type III osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). There was a pronounced delay in motor development and the order in achieving gross motor milestones differed from the normal developmental sequence. Static milestones developed at an earlier stage than dynamic milestones. Intramedullary rodding of the lower extremities prior to the age of 3.5 years enhanced neuromotor development, especially regarding the milestones supported standing, rolling from prone to supine and crawling with abdomen on the floor. The different sequence in achieving gross motor milestones should have implications for future rehabilitation programs and for orthopedic surgery.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1995|