A 34-year-old member asked:
what is the link between immobility and the complications of duchenne muscular dystrophy?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 15 years experience
It's progressive: The most common forms of muscular dystrophy are progressive. Immobility in general is related to muscle atrophy independent of disease. Patients with muscular dystrophy who stay active retain independence longer than those who do not, and some medications and surgeries can assist in this goal.
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Last updated Jan 23, 2019
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