What is the role of surgery in the treatment of 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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The goal is to keep the patient as mobile as possible for as long as possible.

Orthopedic surgery (eg, tendon release) may be needed to correct or prevent contractures and to increase range of motion.


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