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Neuromuscular disorders

Tim Theologis

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.0012

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Neuromuscular disorders

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Neurological disorders can be sensory, motor, or a combination of the two

Motor disorders may be flaccid or spastic, static or progressive

Splints may improve function but are not proven to prevent contractures

Botulinum toxin and tenotomy can be used to manage spasticity

Osteotomies may be needed to manage rotatory abnormalities

Sensory nerve abnormalities may cause Charcot joints.

Chapter.  4933 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Neurology

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