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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), or simply arthrogryposis, describes congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. It derives its name. Abstract. ANTUNEZ, Natalia Hernández et al. Artrogriposis múltiple congénita: análisis de los pacientes asistidos en el Centro de Rehabilitación Infantil Teletón . A case report of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita in monochorionic is a group of rarely occurring musculoskeletal disorders, characterised by multiple joint.

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The major cause in humans is fetal akinesia. There is arhrogriposis an appearance of increased skin at the base of the index finger that is part of the deformity.

Long-term follow-up from birth until skeletal maturity”. European Journal of Pediatrics.

Arthrogryposis – Wikipedia

Intelligence is normal to above normal in children with amyoplasia, [4] but it is not known how many of these children have an above normal intelligence, and there is no artgogriposis available about the cause of this syndrome. The flap is made as wide as possible, but still small enough to close with the excessive skin on the palmar side of the index finger.

Retrieved 11 July Research has shown that there are more than 35 specific genetic disorders associated with arthrogryposis. The Journal of Pediatrics. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Supporting limbs, easing Parkinson’s”.



Adult-onset Still’s disease Felty’s syndrome 3. Madelung’s deformity Clinodactyly Oligodactyly Polydactyly. A case report of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita in monochorionic biamniotic twins.

If the wrist is also ulnarly deviated, more bone can be taken from the radial side to correct this abnormality. Report of five patients from three Italian families”.

Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. This tendon transfer is only used if the extensor carpi ulnaris appears to be functional enough. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology. AMC has been divided into three groups: On the dorsal side, at the level of the mid carpusa wedge osteotomy is made. A Review and Update”.

Retrieved 10 May Views Read Edit View history. The Journal of Hand Surgery. Therapeutic interventions that are cornerstone in the treatment of AMC include: In addition, a tendon transfer of the extensor carpi ulnaris to the extensor carpi radialis brevis may be performed to correct ulnar deviation or wrist extension weakness, or both.

The flap is rotated around the tightest part of the thumb to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, allowing for a larger range of motion. The joint contractures that are present will not get worse than they are at the time of birth.

It is proximally based at the distal edge of the thumb-index web.

Many other surgeries are also able to improve function in joints of arthrogryposis patients. Pectus excavatum Pectus carinatum. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.


There are a number of passive devices for enhancing limb movement, intended to be worn to aid movement and encourage muscular development.

The flap is taken from the radial side of the index finger. Confirmation of a new type of arthrogryposis”. Genu valgum Genu varum Genu recurvatum Discoid meniscus Congenital patellar dislocation Congenital knee dislocation. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Septic arthritis Tuberculosis arthritis Reactive arthritis indirectly. Journal of Medical Genetics. Researchers at the University of Delaware are developing a light and unobtrusive therapeutic garment, suitable for babies and children, called the Playskin Lift. Inflammation Infectious Septic arthritis Tuberculosis arthritis Reactive arthritis indirectly.

Loss of muscle mass with an imbalance of muscle power at the joint can lead to connective tissue abnormality. Most of those mutations are missensewhich means the mutation results in a different amino acid. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita AMC is a group of rarely occurring musculoskeletal disorders, characterised by multiple joint contractures affecting the muscles of the upper and lower limbs and the back.

Arthrogryposis is a rare condition.