1. Ninety-two patients with cerebral palsy and 134 fractures were studied during the past ten years at Sonoma State Hospital, Eldridge, California.
2. One hundred thirty-one of the 134 fractures united.
3. Pre-existent contracture of contiguous joints was the factor most consistently associated with fracture, a finding which provides yet another reason for prevention and early correction of contractures.
4. Closed treatment, modified according to the individual patient's needs, is most efficacious.
Copyright 1966 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated