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4 Possible Causes for Severely Adducted Lower Limbs

  • Lethal Congenital Contracture Syndrome 6

    Definition A form of lethal congenital contracture syndrome, an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by degeneration of anterior horn neurons, extreme skeletal muscle atrophy and congenital non-progressive joint contractures. The contractures can involve the upper or lower limbs and/or the vertebral[…][]

  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

    With regards to muscles of the pelvic region, adduction and abduction of the lower limbs may be restricted as well as extension of the hip joint.[] Of note, lower abdominal muscles are generally more severely affected than upper abdominal muscles, which results in the Beevor sign.[]

  • Tibial Muscular Dystrophy

    In the severe cohort, lower limb proximal and distal muscle groups were similarly affected (median MRC 1 or 2, with the exception of hip abduction MRC 3 ).[] Hip adduction was weakest (median MRC 2.5), and wrist flexion and extension were strongest (median MRC 5 ).[] In the moderate cohort, on average, lower limbs were weaker in all muscle groups than upper limbs with median MRC scores of 4 and 4, respectively.[]

  • Miyoshi Muscular Dystrophy Type 3

    In the lower limb, hip flexion, extension, abduction and adduction, knee flexion and extension and in the ankle plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion and eversion.[] Each muscle group was assessed in several different positions to determine antigravity activity as well as the ability to resist a manually applied force.[]

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