Orthopaedic manifestations of congenital myotonic dystrophy during childhood and adolescence.

@article{Canavese2009OrthopaedicMO,
  title={Orthopaedic manifestations of congenital myotonic dystrophy during childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Federico Canavese and Michael D. Sussman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={208-13}
}
BACKGROUND Congenital myotonic dystrophy (CMD) is a dominantly inherited disorder manifested in childhood by muscle weakness which can be profound at birth, but which progressively improves over the first few years. Congenital myotonic dystrophy represents the severe end of the spectrum of myotonic dystrophy, which in milder cases may not be diagnosed until adulthood. The goal of the study was to identify and quantitate the musculoskeletal deformities which may significantly affect the function… CONTINUE READING
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