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Neuromuscular scoliosis

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Henry G Chambers
The purpose of this seminar was to review a large range of lower extremity and neuromuscular disorders. Because of the diversity of the topics covered, including clubfoot and vertical talus treatment, management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, and limb lengthening in dwarfism, this review will focus on the neuromuscular subsection reviewing the current management of the muscular dystrophies, myelomeningocele, and cerebral palsy.
October 2014: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
W M Alexander, M Smith, B J C Freeman, L M Sutherland, J D Kennedy, P J Cundy
PURPOSE: Posterior instrumented spinal fusion is indicated for progressive scoliosis that develops in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients. Whilst spinal fusion is known to improve quality of life, there is inconsistency amongst the literature regarding its specific effect on respiratory function. Our objective was to determine the effect of scoliosis correction by posterior spinal fusion on respiratory function in a large cohort of patients with DMD. Patients with DMD undergoing posterior spinal fusion were compared to patients with DMD not undergoing surgical intervention...
February 2013: European Spine Journal
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