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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that makes the muscles get weaker over time. There's no known cure, but researchers are learning more about how to prevent and treat it. At ֲý Children's, our team of neurologists and other specialists has the training and expertise to help children with muscular dystrophy maintain and even improve their muscle and joint function. Our goals are to manage your child’s muscular dystrophy symptoms as they grow, and help your child live as independently and actively as possible.

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Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that makes the muscles get weaker over time. There's no known cure, but researchers are learning more about how to prevent and treat it. At ֲý Children's, our team of neurologists and other specialists has the training and expertise to help children with muscular dystrophy maintain and even improve their muscle and joint function. Our goals are to manage your child’s muscular dystrophy symptoms as they grow, and help your child live as independently and actively as possible.

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Muscular Dystrophy

Why Choose Us

At ֲý, your child will get muscular dystrophy care that’s among the best in the country. We use the most advanced technologies, therapies and medications available to treat every child as we would our own. And our doctors and researchers are always looking for new ways to make life easier for kids with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders.

Regional Care Highlights

Delaware Valley Highlights

Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

We offer complete muscular dystrophy care for children atֲý Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.).

  • Multispecialty program includes nationally recognized experts from neurology and orthopedics
  • The only muscular dystrophy program of its kind in Delaware, certified and approved by the
  • Muscle Respiratory Care Clinic to evaluate, diagnose and treat breathing problems that can happen in kids with neuromuscular disorders
  • Life-changing robotic devices and therapies developed by our researchers, like the Wilmington Robotic EXoskeleton (WREX), which helps kids with weakened muscles move their arms
  • Academic medical center, where our neuromuscular experts teach the next generation of specialists
  • , right across from our campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Florida Highlights

Central Florida

We offer complete muscular dystrophy care for children at ֲý Children’s Hospital, Florida(Ի).

  • The only muscular dystrophy program in Central Florida that’s certified and approved by the
  • Medical team that includes one of the country’s leading experts on muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders
  • One of the only pediatric pain management programs in the country, helping kids with acute (temporary) or chronic (ongoing) pain
  • on campus, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

Northeast Florida

We offer complete muscular dystrophy care for children ֲý Children's Health, Jacksonville, working with Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

  • ֲý muscular dystrophy specialists available to provide pediatric consultation in the Wolfson emergency department if your child ever needs it
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging testing at the , a five-bed facility within Wolfson
  • Close academic and clinical ties with the and , to train the next generation of pediatric experts in neuromuscular disorders
  • across the street, for an affordable home away from home during long hospital stays

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