The Patient With Muscular Dystrophy

  • Seth Landa


A 13-year-old boy was scheduled for Harrington rod insertion to correct severe scoliosis. He had been diagnosed as having Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age 5 and had been confined to a wheelchair since age 10.

Physical examination showed an obese young male patient sitting in a wheelchair with a pronounced list to the left. Weight was l90lb; height, 5’4” ; blood pressure, 100/60mmHg; pulse, 106/min; respiration, 22/min; temperature, 37.2°C. Examination of the chest and heart was unremarkable. There was marked weakness of all muscle groups except the hand, forearm, and gastrocnemius muscles.


Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Malignant Hyperthermia Mitral Valve Prolapse 
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