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A 47-year-old member asked:

can people with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita survive long?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: The severity of the problem varies. Most folks with it have normal lifespans, but if there is severe thoracic scoliosis restricting lung function, life expectancy could be reduced.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: It depends on the severity of the problem (it varies widely). For example, some have severe scoliosis, limiting chest movement and lung inflation. Some have small lungs. These could reduce lifespan. On the other hand, many with amc have normal life expectancy.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do guys with arthrogryposis normally have a shorter lifespan?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: The severity of the problem varies. Most have normal lifespans, but it there is severe thoracic scoliosis restricting lung function, life expectancy could be reduced.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Whats treatment of arthrogryposis multiplex ?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
A lot of therapy: While there is no reversal of this condition, individual quality of life can be greatly improved. As each person will respond differently, and will have different needs, a combination of therapies is beneficial. Physical therapy, occupational therapy , casting, splinting and orthopedic correction is often beneficial.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Please help to find someone who treats distal arthrogryposis.?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Arthrogryposis: This condition is best managed by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. I recommend trying to locate a shriner's hospital close to you. They provide care free of charge, and tend to see an treat a lot of kids with conditions like is. They're easy to locate online. Good luck!
Mount Pleasant, SC
A 33-year-old female asked:

What is arthrogryposis?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Joint contractures: Arthrogryposis is a rare congenital condition in which the affected child as joint contractures and muscle weakness. A joint contracture means essentially that the joint is stuck in one position. The care issues are complex, and an affected child needs to be cared for at a multi-specialty pediatric center with the appropriate expertise.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Could any one have arthrogryposis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
Occupational Medicine 36 years experience
Joints: Usually occurs at young age. Diagnosed by examination and X-rays

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