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Musculoskeletal Manifestations Treatment For Children In Gurgaon

Meningomyelocoele is a neural tube defect that involves the incomplete closure of the spinal cord and vertebral column during fetal development. It leads to various musculoskeletal manifestations in children.

Meningomyelocele can result in musculoskeletal symptoms such as spinal abnormalities, lower arm and leg pain or paralysis, joint contractures, foot deformities, muscle imbalances and a higher risk of osteoporosis in children. The management is based on a multidisciplinary approach, including orthopedic care, physical therapy and surgical interventions if necessary.

Symptoms & Causes Of Meningomyelocoele In Children

Symptoms include an open spinal defect, weakness or paralysis of the lower limbs, orthopedic abnormalities such as clubfoot or scoliosis, and bladder and bowel dysfunction. The exact cause of meningomyelocoele is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Symptoms of Meningomyelocoele in Children
Treatment of Meningomyelocoele in Children

Treatment Of Meningomyelocoele In Children

The treatment in children typically involves surgical closure of the spinal defect shortly after birth. Subsequent management may include multidisciplinary care, physical therapy, orthotic devices, and urological interventions to address associated complications. Early detection and comprehensive treatment are crucial for minimizing complications and optimizing the child's functional outcomes and quality of life.