Arch Pediatr 2020 Dec;27(7S):7S35-7S39
Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, Marseille, France; Pediatric Orthopedics, Timone Enfants, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France; Gait analysis laboratory, Timone Enfants, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France.
Spinal muscular atrophies (SMA type 1, 2, 3) present with various severities according to the motor semeiology related to lesions of the peripheral nervous system (lesions of the anterior horn cells motoneuron or even brain stem). Early motor deficiency causes skeletal deformities responsible for the alteration or even absence of motor skills acquisition. The management of these patients involves several practitioners: pediatric neurologist, pediatric pneumologist, physical medicine and rehabilitation therapist, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, psychologist, physiotherapist, etc. Read More