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Arthrogryposis is a congenital disease that involves joint contractures at two or more areas of the body. It is also known as arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). It is characterized by abnormal fibrosis of the muscle tissue resulting in shortening of muscles and inability to perform passive extension and flexion of affected joints. Symptoms are: • Symmetric deformities of joints • Rigidity of joints • Fusiform or cylindrical shape of extremities • Malformations of cranium, limbs, muscles and nerves
HOW IS ARTHROGRYPOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The orthopedic can diagnose this condition by the following tests: 1. It can be prenatally diagnosed by an ultrasound scanning showing lack of mobility and abnormal position of the fetus 2. Physical examination 3. MRI 4.Muscle biopsy
HOW IS ARTHROGRYPOSIS TREATED?
The orthopaedic specialist may recommend physiotherapy as well as occupational therapy so that the patient is better able to deal with the anomalies. Also, corrective surgery for the wrist, thumb and tendon replacement can be conducted.
DID YOU KNOW?
Arthrogryposis is a rare condition which is prevalent in one in 3000 births.