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
Locations & Contact Information

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

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    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.