The Musculoskeletal Aspects of Obesity in Neuromuscular Conditions

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  • Obesity is a common problem in children and adolescents with neuromuscular disease. The available literature on obesity in cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy as it relates to orthopedic treatment is reviewed, including the demographics and measurement of obesity as well as the mechanisms of obesity in these individuals. In addition, the effect of obesity on function, patient evaluation, and orthopedic treatment are reviewed.
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  • Conklin MJ; Pearson JM
  • Start Page

  • 325
  • End Page

  • 333
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 3