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What is arthrogryposis?

What is arthrogryposis?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Britton
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Arthrogryposis (Definition)

Arthrogryposis is a condition which people are born with in which there is a decrease in motion in two or more joints in their body. The symptoms of this condition can run from ...Read more


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What is arthrogryposis? Is it rare?

What is arthrogryposis? Is it rare?

Childhood disorder: This is a rare childhood disorder that affects children's joints. The actual cause of this is poorly understood. This results in children having loss of motion of their joints and literally being frozen in place. Children's cognitive function is otherwise rarely affected. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Arthrogryposis?

What is the definition or description of: Arthrogryposis?

Congenital ankylosis: Arthrogryposis is a condition which people are born with in which there is a decrease in motion in two or more joints in their body. The symptoms of this condition can run from minimal to quite severe. ...Read more

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Please help to find someone who treats distal arthrogryposis.?

Please help to find someone who treats distal arthrogryposis.?

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! ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are effective ways to treat arthrogryposis?

Need expert help here. What are effective ways to treat arthrogryposis?

Pediatric Ortho Eval: Arthrogryposis is defined as a congenital joint contractures in two or more areas of the body. A team approach is often needed to maximize functionality of the affected contracted joints. Surgery is considered when non-operative treatment fails such as an early talectomy (removal of the talus) for ankles affected by arthgrogryposis. ...Read more

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Do guys with arthrogryposis normally have a shorter lifespan?

Do guys with arthrogryposis normally have a shorter lifespan?

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. ...Read more

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Can people with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita survive long?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible that people with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita have childeren?

Is it possible that people with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita have childeren?

Probably yes: This rare condition can have multiple causes. If only the joints are affected, your reproductive system should not be affected. If it is part of a genetic disorder, there may be issues. See your primary doctor or your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I recently heard of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Can you tell me what that is?

I recently heard of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Can you tell me what that is?

Contracted joints: Patients with that condition are born with contractures in one or more of their joints and so are unable to move their joints normally. There is not a real great approach to the problem as surgery has a very limited benefit. ...Read more