Orthotic & Prosthetic Treatment For Muscular Dystrophy

Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-20Muscular dystrophy is a series of disorders that affect the musculoskeletal system, hindering mobility with progressive muscle weakness.

Muscular dystrophy has a multitude of forms and predominantly strikes males. Onset of muscular dystrophy can occur in early childhood, between two and six years of age.

Muscular dystrophy progresses over time and could affect all voluntary muscles. Muscular dystrophy progressively weakens the muscles and patients benefit from orthotics for the ankle and foot or standing frames for stability while upright.

Orthotic and prosthetic treatments can help patients with muscular dystrophy improve mobility and function.

Preferred O & P Services offers orthotic and prosthetic treatments for patients with muscular dystrophy.

The nine types of Muscular Dystrophies are:

1. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) also known as Pseudohypertrophic
2. Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
3. Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy (EDMD)
4. Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
5. Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH or FSHD) also known as Landouzy-Dejerine
6. Myotonic Dystrophy (MMD) also known as DM or Steinert Disease
7. Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)
8. Distal Muscular Dystrophy (DD) (Miyoshi)
9. Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD)

Orthotic treatment for muscular dystrophy at Preferred O & P Services will be customized to your needs and adjusted as your needs change.