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Neuromuscular Scoliosis

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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Abstract

Neuromuscular scoliosis is defined as scoliosis in the setting of an underlying primary neuromuscular condition. Treatment protocols are different than for patients with idiopathic scoliosis and vary depending upon primary neuromuscular diagnosis. Neuromuscular scoliosis tends to be more rapidly progressive and results in higher overall complication rates. Multidisciplinary care and strategic planning is important when caring for these complex patients.

Keywords

Scoliosis Neuromuscular Multidisciplinary Cerebral palsy Muscular dystrophy Muscular atrophy 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Brian Carlin Reid
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsRhode Island Hospital, Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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