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Musculoskeletal development in patients with Down syndrome

Dupre, Corey, MPAS, PA-C; Weidman-Evans, Emily, PharmD, BC-ADM

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: December 2017 - Volume 30 - Issue 12 - p 38–40
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000526779.77230.79
Review Article

ABSTRACT Down syndrome is a chromosomal aneuploidy that results in disruptions in multiple body systems, including musculoskeletal function. Early intervention to focus on bone mineral density, gait correction, agility, balance, and muscle strength is imperative in order for patients to achieve maximum potential.

At the time this article was written, Corey Dupre was a student in the PA program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in Shreveport, La. He now practices at South Louisiana Medical Associates in Houma, La. Emily Weidman-Evans is a clinical associate professor in the PA program at LSUHSC. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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