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A multidisciplinary approach to optimizing long-term functional prognosis of a girl with quadriceps fibrosis

Abstract : Children with malaria may be treated by a quinine injection into their quadriceps (thigh muscle). Unfor- tunately, this can cause fibrosis (scarring) inside the muscle. Fibrosis can prevent muscle growth, cause weakness and limit knee movement. The progression of the condition during growth is poorly documented and the best treatment methods are not known. We describe the case of a girl with quadriceps fibrosis. We explain the problems she had from the age of 6 to 17 years, and the treatment that she received. At the age of 6, she began rehabilitation, involving splints and physiotherapy. At the age of 12, she had surge- ry to lengthen her quadriceps and help her to bend her knee. By the time she was 16, her leg was much stronger, she had sufficient knee movement, and she could walk normally. Early and continued rehabilitation combined with surgery lead to successful results.
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J Luthringer, M Garetier, M Lempereur, L Houx, Valérie Burdin, et al.. A multidisciplinary approach to optimizing long-term functional prognosis of a girl with quadriceps fibrosis. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine - Clinical Communications, Foundation of Rehabilitation Information, 2021, 4 (1), pp.jrmcc00059. ⟨10.2340/20030711-1000054⟩. ⟨hal-03384415⟩

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