Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis: Joint contractures that develop before birth (prenatally) and are evident at birth (congenitally). A newborn with arthrogryposis lacks the normal range of motion in one or more joints. In normal embryonic development, the joints begin to develop by about 5 to 6 weeks of gestation. There are joint spaces by 7 weeks, and the limbs can...
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arthrogryposis

Persistent flexure or contracture of a joint. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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arthrogryposis

(ahr″thro-grә-po´sis) persistent flexion of a joint. tetanoid spasm.
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Arthrogryposis

A birth defect that affects approximately 1 out of every 3,000 live births. The condition is present at birth and is generally the cause of decreased fetal movement. A normal fetus is capable of moving about in the uterus and they need to move to develop their muscles and joints. When a fetus does not move very much, connective tissue grows aro...
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arthrogryposis

Type: Term Pronunciation: ar′thrō-gri-pō′sis Definitions: 1. Congenital defect of the limbs characterized by severe contractures of multiple joints.
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Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), or simply arthrogryposis, describes congenital joint contractures in two or more areas of the body. It derives its name from Greek, literally meaning `curving of joints` (arthron, `joint`; grȳpōsis, late Latin form of late Greek grūpōsis, `hooking`). Children born with one or more joint contractu...
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