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Duchenne muscular dystrophy: the management of scoliosis.

Archer, James E and Gardner, Adrian C and Roper, Helen P and Chikermane, Ashish A and Tatman, Andrew J (2016) Duchenne muscular dystrophy: the management of scoliosis. Journal of spine surgery (Hong Kong), 2 (3). pp. 185-194. ISSN 2414-469X.

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Official URL: http://jss.osspress.com/article/view/3601/4318

Abstract

This study summaries the current management of scoliosis in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. A literature review of Medline was performed and the collected articles critically appraised. This literature is discussed to give an overview of the current management of scoliosis within Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Importantly, improvements in respiratory care, the use of steroids and improving surgical techniques have allowed patients to maintain quality of life and improved life expectancy in this patient group.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WL Nervous system. Neurology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Preeti Puligari
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 15:38
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1246

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