Report on a case of Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, with special reference to orthopedic problems

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1992 Dec;2(6):378-82. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1063486.


Hutchinson-Gilford progeria is a very rare syndrome of premature aging and often features many orthopedic abnormalities. This is a case report on a young boy suffering from progeria. His orthopedic history included bilateral talus deformities of the feet, bilateral dislocated hips, pes planus, a fractured femur (which healed without complications), aseptic necrosis in the left nuclear head of the femur, bilateral fixed hip flexion deformities, bone dysplasia, osteoporosis and osteolysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bone Diseases / etiology*
  • Child
  • Femoral Fractures / etiology
  • Foot Deformities / etiology
  • Hip Dislocation / etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Progeria / complications*