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Adult patient with Becker dystrophy undergoing orthopedic surgery: an anesthesia challenge

Authors Parish M, Farzin H

Received 19 September 2017

Accepted for publication 9 November 2017

Published 16 February 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 33—36


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Masoud Parish, Haleh Farzin

Anesthesiology Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Shohada Teaching Hospital, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract: Muscular dystrophies are considered to be a series of neuromuscular diseases with genetic causes and are characterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscle. The case of an adult man with Becker dystrophy referred for repair of the patella tendon tearing and patella fracture is described. He underwent successful surgery using total intravenous anesthesia without any complications.

Keywords: Becker dystrophy, orthopedic surgery, adult, intravenous anesthesia

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