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Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy G71.2 359.0



  • synonyms: FSHD



  • 359.0 Congenital hereditary muscular dystrophy
  • Autosomal dominant transmition, wide range of expression
  • Often characterized by weakness and impaired shoulder funtion. Muscle involvement is diffuse, but the deltoid muscle is usually spared.
  • Scapular winging often results. Scapulathoracic fusion improves upper extremity function.
  • Atasoy E, JBJS 2000;82Br;813
  • Bunch WH, JBJS 1993;75A;372