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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It is present at birth and does not go away. ...Read more
Arthrogryphosis: There is no prenatal test available to test for this condition. ...Read more
Some do: Some males have smaller than normal penises. ...Read more
My baby had arthrogryposis and died. My husband and i are fine.No family background of this disease.If i get pregnant again , will the foetus at risk?
I do not belive so: There are about 15 sub type of this diease only one is trnsimmeted by genatic means(arthrogryposis multiplex congenita distal (amcd) with a large number of synonyms such as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, distal, x-linked (amcx1) and arthrogryposis spinal muscular atrophy) may be could be discover by gentic testing. ...Read more
Myy baby had arthrogryposis.Was prescribed folic acid and am vaccinated against rubella this time.Willl the risk of birth defects decrease?
Basic risks: You have taken common steps to improve your outcome & this helps. There is a baseline of about 4% of risk that some issue (cleft, chromosome problem, premi, etc. ) can occur in any pregnancy.Most cases of arthrogryposis are due to a sporadic muscle problem with minimal recurrence risk. It would help to sit down with a geneticist ( @ children's hospitals) and review your specific risks. ...Read more
I am patient of arthogryposis pterygiasyndrome and i walk in callipers. Do you think i can be a doctor?
Yes!: I strongly believe anyone can become a doctor (physician) as long as s/he wants to bad enough to put up with all the barriers & effort required. While it helps to be smart, you don't have to be the smartest. You just have to refuse to give up & be willing to press on & keep trying. Your condition may (not) limit your choice of specialties but in the end, you'd still be a physician helping others. ...Read more