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  • joints
  • Arthrogryposis is a congenital medical condition in which a child is born with contractures of the joints meaning that some of the joints of the child do not move as fluently as the other more normal joints as if they are stuck in a position. (epainassist.com)
  • It is also seen in Arthrogryposis that muscles adjacent to the affected joints are quite weak and stiff and in some cases muscles may even be completely missing. (epainassist.com)
  • Arthrogryposis is caused by a condition called as fetal akinesia which means that when the baby is inside the womb of the mother it is not able to move inside as much as it should resulting in underdevelopment of the muscles and joints resulting in Arthrogryposis. (epainassist.com)
  • Arthrogryposis as stated is a medical condition in which the child is born with joints that are too stiff too move and are stuck in one position. (epainassist.com)
  • If Arthrogryposis is suspected in your child then the physician will begin by examining the child closely by carefully looking for joint contractures and will examine the area around the joints affected looking for any muscle atrophy and other signs of this condition. (epainassist.com)
  • The main aim for treating Arthrogryposis is to allow the child to move the affected joints as normally as possible, which means initiating treatments to increase the flexibility of the joint, improving strength of the muscles surrounding the joint, and maintaining a normal alignment of the bones. (epainassist.com)
  • As soon as the diagnosis of Arthrogryposis is made, the therapy is started to improve the flexibility of the joints affected and to increase strength of the joints. (epainassist.com)
  • This is the next stage of treatment for Arthrogryposis in which the affected joint is either casted or splinted so that the joints are aligned in a normal way which will help the child move and navigate better and will be able to be independent. (epainassist.com)
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  • Children suffering from Arthrogryposis may also suffer from other health conditions impairing the nervous system, heart, kidneys and other vital organs of the body. (epainassist.com)