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Muscular Dystrophies

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Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic conditions that cause the muscles to weaken and waste over time which can lead to difficulties with movement and completing everyday functional activities and, in some cases, cause progressive disability.

Find out more in Muscular Dystrophy UK’s guide for parents and carers and their list of frequently asked questions. See also their factsheet about different types of muscular dystrophy.

Find out more standing frames and their  safety and maintainance.

Last updated: 8 March, 2019

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