Rehabilitation of the child with a rheumatic disease

H. M. Emery*, S. L. Bowyer, C. E. Sisung

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Abstract

This article discusses the principles of rehabilitation of the most common childhood rheumatic diseases, especially juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma. Any rehabilitation program must be undertaken in conjunction with understanding of disease processes, appropriate medical management, and patient and family education. Investing effort into avoiding contractures, weakness, osteoporosis, and disability is considerably less time-consuming, painful, and costly than trying to reverse established problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1263-1283
Number of pages21
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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