What are the CDC general treatment guidelines for joint contractures in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)?

Updated: Aug 17, 2020
  • Author: Twee T Do, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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The CDC guidelines for the management of joint contractures require input from neuromuscular specialists, physical therapists, rehabilitation physicians, and orthopedic surgeons. Programs to prevent contractures are usually monitored and implemented by a physical therapist and tailored to individual needs, stage of the disease, response to therapy, and tolerance. [73]


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