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Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy.
Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics.

In brief: Yes

The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy.
Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics.
Answer assisted by David Escobar, Medical Student
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology

In brief: Neurosurgery

It might also be helpful to have a pediatric neurosurgeon to look at the infant.
A cervical MRI may help deliniate the extent of damage and if physical therapy is enough.

In brief: Neurosurgery

It might also be helpful to have a pediatric neurosurgeon to look at the infant.
A cervical MRI may help deliniate the extent of damage and if physical therapy is enough.
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