Functional Bracing for the Fracture Management in a Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder - A Case Report


  • Government Medical College, Haldwani, Department of Orthopaedics, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, 263139, India


Autism spectrum disorders affect behavior and alter personality of the affected individual to variable extent. The associated mental retardation and disinterested social interaction makes the treatment difficult. The fracture care in such patients is challenging and requires good understanding of the condition and that of patient. The involvement of family with active participation and supervised efforts are paramount in avoiding untoward complications. We highlight challenges of fracture care in one such adult female and effective role of functional bracing for a satisfactory outcome in selected cases.


Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bone Density, Fracture Management, Humerus.

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