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CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 5, May 2023
pages: 379-380

The Silver Syndrome and the Man behind the Syndrome: A Tribute to J.R. Silver 1931–2021

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Reuth Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 2 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

Summary

Familial spastic paraparesis is a non-progressive disorder. However, clinical experience shows that after trauma, disease, surgery, or limb fracture that force a patient's long immobilization, a significant functional deterioration is observed. I describe two patients with Silver syndrome who experienced such functional deterioration after sustaining a simple fracture. A description of Silver syndrome and a biographical sketch of Dr. Silver, who explained the disorder in 1966, are given.

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