Lateral growth disturbance of the proximal femur in premature infants who had neonatal sepsis

Hae Ryong Song, Chang Wug Oh, James T. Guille, Kwang Soon Song, Hee Soo Kyung, Shin Yoon Kim, Byung Chul Park

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Abstract

This is a retrospective review of four patients in whom a pattern of growth disturbance of the proximal femur with the bony bridge developed. They were born prematurely with low birth weight at birth and they had a suspicious sepsis, but they did not have any signs of localized infection. All presented with a progressive gait disturbance and a leg-length discrepancy. Radiographs showed an anterior tilting of the capital femoral epiphysis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed partial physeal closure with bony bridges. This case series suggests an association between neonatal sepsis of prematurity and growth disturbance of the proximal femur.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May

Keywords

  • Growth disturbance
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Prematurity
  • Proximal femur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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