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Examines in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

A Mini-Review on The Rehabilitation of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

  • Open or CloseHubert Chen*

    Department of Rehabilitation, USA

    *Corresponding author: Hubert Chen, Department of Rehabilitation, New Jersey, USA

Submission: April 12, 2021; Published: April 21, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/EPMR.2020.03.000560

ISSN: 2637-7934
Volume 3 Issue 2


Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a rare, severe, progressive genetic disorder causing disability and premature death. Mutations in the DMD gene encoding the dystrophin protein leads to the dystrophinopathies DMD. It affects approximately 1 in 3500 to 5000 male births worldwide. Rehabilitation plays a critical role to overall management for individuals with DMD. A series of effective rehabilitation management strategies have been developed in multidisciplinary groups lead to help maintain a better patient’s Quality of Life (QOL), as well as maximize the patient’s physical and psychosocial functions. In this mini-review, we discuss revised guidelines for DMD care (known as DMD Care Considerations).

Keywords: Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Rehabilitation; Quality of life

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