Appliances and Devices

Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy may require or benefit from the physical support provided by appliances and devices including:

  • Casting and splinting
  • Orthotics such as braces and splints
  • Prosthetics (artificial limbs)
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches

Related Resources

American Academy of Neurology* Find information about various disorders and working with your doctor.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* Research diseases and conditions related to movement and balance.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities* Visit the Public section to search a database of accredited providers.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America* Learn more about treatments and therapies that can help you live a full life with MG.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke* Learn how certain cardiovascular disorders can put you at a greater risk of a stroke. Know the warning signs and other important information about strokes.

National Institutes of Health* Check the MedlinePlus page for information on diseases and conditions.     

National Rehabilitation Information Center* Visit the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to find information about living with or recovering from a disability.

Social Security Disability Information* Find out what benefits may apply if you have a long-term disability.

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