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Rehabilitation of Conjoined Twins Pre- and Postsurgical Separation.

Maria Tozzi, R Scott Van Zant
PURPOSE: Describe the rehabilitation, including two episodes of inpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, and outpatient services, of conjoined twins. CASE DESCRIPTION: The patients were 14-month-old female ischiopagus tripus twins that received 3 months of rehabilitation (mobility, feeding, communication, developmental skill training, developing adaptive equipment, educating caregivers) preseparation surgery. Surgery occurred at 24 months. At 27 months, the twins were admitted to inpatient rehabilitation, receiving 4 months of rehabilitation promoting strength, endurance, gait training, feeding, communication, developmental skill training, orthotics, adaptive equipment, and caregiver education...
May 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
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