Hand therapy following elbow release for passive elbow flexion and long head of the triceps transfer for active elbow flexion in children with amyoplasia

Amy L. Lake, Scott N. Oishi

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Abstract

Children born with the Amyoplasia form of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) who lack elbow flexor muscles and have elbow extension contractures usually require assistance in performing ADL's that require reaching their hand to their face, head, and upper body. For tasks involving the UE, the elbow is the key to functional independence. Children born with Amyoplasia may benefit from selective surgeries to enhance functional independence and improve quality of life. Home therapy and splinting following these surgeries is an important part of gaining motion and improving function. This abstract will review the rehab and splinting following an elbow release to gain passive elbow flexion, and a long head of the triceps transfer for active elbow flexion in children with Amyoplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-227
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hand Therapy
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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Elbow
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Arthrogryposis
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Activities of Daily Living
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Quality of Life
Muscles

Keywords

  • Amyoplasia
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Elbow ROM
  • Elbow splinting
  • Functional use
  • Hand therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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