Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with congenital myopathies?

Updated: Mar 11, 2019
  • Author: Matthew Harmelink, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Treatment of congenital myopathies, at any age, requires a multidisciplinary team. Typically, the neuromuscular physician will lead the team with other consultants based upon the patient's needs. The other team members may include:

  • Orthopedic surgeon

  • Pulmonologist

  • Cardiologist

  • Gastroenterologist/dietician

  • Geneticist/genetic counselor

  • Physiatrist

  • Physical/occupational/speech therapists

  • Orthotist

  • Palliative care physician

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association or advocacy organization member


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