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Congenital multiple arthrogryposis
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Congenital multiple arthrogryposis

Contributors: David Sullo MD
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Synopsis

Rare, nonprogressive disorder characterized by multiple joint contractures present at birth. Any joint can be affected, most commonly the knees, toes, hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and fingers. It can be caused by any condition that leads to decreased fetal movement in utero. Patients experience limited range of motion or no motion of affected joints. Muscle surrounding affected joints may be hypoplastic. Other findings include hypertelorism, micrognathia, facial dysmorphology, cleft palate, and developmental delay.

Initial treatment is physical therapy to improve joint function and prevent complications.

For more information, see OMIM.

Codes

ICD10CM:
Q74.3 – Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

SNOMEDCT:
77016009 – Amyoplasia congenita disruptive sequence

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Last Updated:03/28/2017
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Congenital multiple arthrogryposis : Facial dysmorphology, Hypertelorism, Joint contractures, Micrognathia, Muscle atrophy, Muscle weakness, Rigidity, Limited range of motion
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