Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

Ulrich Mennen, Ann van Heest, Mary Beth Ezaki, Michael Tonkin, George Gericke

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Abstract

Since much confusion exists regarding arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), the President of the IFSSH commissioned the AMC Committee to compile a report on the various aspects of this condition. This report discusses all the facets of AMC, including definition, terminology, dermographics, aetiology, classification, clinical features, management, prognosis and further studies. Manipulation of the deformities starting soon after birth improves the range of motion, which, if surgery needs to be done, makes the operation less extensive. Sometimes surgery may not even be necessary. Early one-stage corrective surgery between 3 and 12 months of age is encouraged. This results in improved function and near normal cosmetic appearance. Late, piece-meal surgery results in disappointing outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-474
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

Keywords

  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
  • IFSSH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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    Mennen, U., van Heest, A., Ezaki, M. B., Tonkin, M., & Gericke, G. (2005). Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Journal of Hand Surgery, 30(5), 468-474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsb.2005.06.004