Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Angielyn San Juan, John J. Grayhack*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies are conditions characterized by progressive, symmetrical proximal muscle group weakness of the lower extremities, with subsequent involvement of the shoulder girdle. With the progression of the disease, the ambulatory ability is lost. Subsequent soft tissue contractures can develop, in addition to spinal deformity. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form of muscular dystrophy. Goals of treatment target the maintenance of functional capacity of the child with medical therapies, use of orthoses, surgical management of musculoskeletal deformity, cardiopulmonary management, and genetic counseling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrthopaedics for the Newborn and Young Child
Subtitle of host publicationa Practical Clinical Guide
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783031111365
ISBN (Print)9783031111358
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Calf hypertrophy
  • Contractures
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Dystrophin
  • Scoliosis
  • Toe walking
  • X-linked recessive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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