Becker Muscular Dystrophy

- Discussion:
    - is X-linked recessive dystrophy that shares many of the features of DMD, including pseudohypertrophy of muscles;
    - main clinical difference is that the course is more protracted;
    - patients are usually able to walk as late as early adulthood and often live into their 30s and 40s;

- Lower Extremities:
    - equinus deformities & toe-walking are common;
    - consider Vulpius heel-cord lengthening, performed in conjunction, if needed, with a posterior tibial-tendon transfer

Current Concepts Review. The Diagnosis and Orthopaedic Treatment of Inherited Muscular Diseases of Childhood.

Progression of scoliosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, May 21, 2012 2:32 pm