Muscular Dystrophy, Orthopedics

Muscular dystrophy tests include genetic, muscle and nerve examinations

Tests to diagnose muscular dystrophy generally look for genes associated with inherited muscle diseases and include measures of muscle strength and neurological tests along with other examinations to rule out other causes of symptoms. Before any complex tests are conducted, your pediatrician or specialist physician will ask about your child’s symptoms and whether any other…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurosciences

An inquisitive mind staying on top of rapidly developing neurology treatments for kids

Staying at the forefront of new developments that can help children with epilepsy, headaches and other conditions affecting the brain, nervous system, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles comes naturally to Amanda Rogers, M.D., a child neurologist and director of pediatric neuromuscular disorders with Norton Children’s Neurology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine. Dr. Rogers’…

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Hip Services, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurosciences, Orthopedics

How VDRO helps children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders

Children with various neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), muscular dystrophy and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease can be at risk for hip dislocation. What is varus derotation osteotomy (VDRO), and how does it help children with neurological disorders? Children with neurological disorders can have spastic or weak muscles. Spasticity in muscles…

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