Contractures of the upper extremities in spinal muscular atrophy type II. Descriptive clinical study with retrospective data collection.


BACKGROUND The most significant orthopaedic problem for patients with the intermediate form of spinal muscular atrophy, SMA type II, is the appearance of contractures in addition to progressive scoliosis and pelvic obliquity with increasing loss of sitting stability. This study deals with restrictions of the passive range of motion and the development of… (More)


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