Muscle Physiology Case Study Parents of a 3-year-old noticed that their son was walking “on his toes,” had a waddling gait, fell frequently and had difficulty getting up again, and was not able to run because of the difficulty in raising his knees. At age five, there was progressive muscular weakness and muscle wasting. Weakness of the trunk muscles led to increased lordosis and a protuberant abdomen

Muscle Physiology Case StudyParents of a 3-year-old noticed that their son was walking “on his toes,” had a waddling gait, fell frequently and had difficulty getting up again, and was not able to run because of the difficulty in raising his knees. At age five, there was progressive muscular weakness and muscle wasting. Weakness of the trunk muscles led to increased lordosis and a protuberant abdomen. Contractures appeared, first in the feet, as the gastrocnemius muscles tightened.1. What is this hereditary X-linked recessive disease characterized by progressive muscular weakness?2. Explain this disease in detail to understand their symptoms. Describe what is occurring at the cellular level and how this affects their muscular contraction and condition.3. Name some of the trunk muscles that weaken and include this in the explanation of their disease that is contributing to their lordosis and abdominal protuberance.4. Explain in detail what contractures are, what is causing them, and how you would prevent them from occurring. How would you treat them once they have occurred? (Hint: Use the info researched on this disease to help answer this part)5. What is the prognosis of this individual? What SPECIFIC special needs would be required throughout their life? (Include at least 3 needs)

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