How are contractures characterized in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Contractures often present before weakness and may be more disabling. They include the following:

  • Elbow (unusual except in EDMD)

  • Spine

    • Posterior neck (unusual except in EDMD)

    • Low back (rigid spine)

  • Ankle


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