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Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that makes the muscles get weaker over time. There's no known cure, but researchers are learning more about how to prevent and treat it. At Nemours Children's, our team of neurologists and other specialists has the training and expertise to help children with muscular dystrophy maintain and even improve their muscle and joint function. Our goals are to manage your child’s muscular dystrophy symptoms as they grow, and help your child live as independently and actively as possible.

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At Nemours, your child will get muscular dystrophy care that’s among the best in the country. We use the most advanced technologies, therapies and medications available to treat every child as we would our own. And our doctors and researchers are always looking for new ways to make life easier for kids with muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular disorders. 

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