Orthopaedic management

Help with bone and joint problems

People with DMD who are not treated with steroids have a 90% chance of developing progressive scoliosis (a sideways curvature of the spine that gets worse as time goes on). Daily steroid treatment has been shown to reduce the risk of scoliosis or at least delay its onset.

Proactive management of the risk of scoliosis requires:

Information based on consensus statement (published in January 2010)