Diabetic Amyotrophy


Diabetic Amyotrophy, Femoral Neuropathy of Diabetes, Proximal Motor Neuropathy of Diabetes Mellitus, Symmetric Diabetic Proximal Motor Neuropathy

  • Epidemiology
  1. Subtype of Diabetic Neuropathy
  2. Most often in older males with Type II Diabetes
  • Symptoms
  1. Disabling and bilateral thigh Muscle Weakness
  2. Weight loss
  3. Myalgias may be present
  • Signs
  1. Thigh Muscle atrophy
    1. Iliopsoas weakness
    2. Quadriceps weakness
    3. Adductor Muscle Weakness
  2. Patellar Deep Tendon Reflex loss