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Doctor insights on: Arthrogryposis And Pregnancy

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Can alcoho consumption during pregnancy cause arthrogryposis in baby?

Can alcoho consumption during pregnancy cause arthrogryposis in baby?

Unlikely: A number of conditions affecting muscle development can lead to arthrogryposis. Genetic influence plays a role. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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Whats treatment of arthrogryposis multiplex ?

Whats treatment of arthrogryposis multiplex ?

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. ...Read more

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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

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Is arthrogryposis considered a chronic illness?

Is arthrogryposis considered a chronic illness?

Yes: Chronic essentially means having for a longtime so all incurable genetic disease would qualify as chronic. ...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

Dr. Richard Britton
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Arthrogryposis (Definition)

Arthrogryposis is a congenital disorder (birth defect, present at birth) in which a baby is born with joints that are contracted (tightly bent). The baby has difficulty moving, due to the problems with ...Read more