About FSH-MD

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25 Questions about FSH

1. What is FSH-MD? FSH-MD is a muscle wasting condition, caused by a genetic fault, which may be affecting the regulation of the level of many of the different proteins in muscles. 2. Why this name, and are there others? The name describes the usual distribution of weakened muscles: ‘facio’ = facial; ‘scapulo’ = shoulder …

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Types of FSHD

FSHD has been classified into two types: FSHD1A and FSHD1B. The symptoms are the same; the difference between the types is in their genetic locus. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy 1A (FSHD1A), also known as chromosome 4 linked facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, is by far the most common. FSHD1A is associated by genetic testing with the deletion of …

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What is scapular fixation?

What is scapular fixation? Scapular fixation is a surgical procedure performed under general anasthetic that stabilises the scapular (shoulder blade) by attaching it to the rib cage. Why is it done? One of the characteristic problems of FSH-MD is the ‘winged’ effect of the shoulder blades, caused by a weakness in the muscles that hold …

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FSHD ~ My story

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