How are skeletal abnormalities treated in patients with congenital myopathies?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Matthew Harmelink, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Skeletal abnormalities are frequent complications of patients with a congenital myopathy.  As such, contracture prevention, as noted above, should be considered. The development of scoliosis or kyphosis may impede standing, sitting, walking, and respiratory function. Treatment options include bracing or surgical correction with spinal fusion. Timing of scoliosis correction is important given the possible underlying respiratory weakness.


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