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What is arthrogryposis?

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Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered 1/24/2015

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