[OCOSH Code: D001176 111246005 Q74.3 JD_ARG]
Arthrogryposis, or arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), comprises nonprogressive conditions characterized by multiple joint contractures found throughout the body at birth.
The term is currently used in connection with a very heterogeneous group of disorders that all include the common feature of multiple congenital joint contractures.
Harold Chen, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG Updated:...
Added: Fri Oct 02 2009
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is a collective term applied to a very large number of different syndromes characterised by non-progressive, multiple joint contractures present at birth.1,2 The joints usually develop normally in early embryonic life but as gestation progresses, movements are required to facilitate normal development. Where there are abnormalities that...
Added: Tue May 26 2009