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Arthrogryposis

Roderick Duncan

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013009

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Arthrogryposis

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A rare condition with the potential to cause serious physical disability

Early recognition and treatment reduces the impact of the condition on the individual

Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and orthotists play a pivotal role in patient management and a coordinated multidisciplinary team is required

Many children need orthopaedic surgery but the treatment principles differ from those applied to unaffected children with similar individual deformities

Prolonged postoperative splinting reduces the risk of recurrent deformities

Individuals with amyoplasia or distal arthrogryposis often have normal intelligence and great potential to cope with their physical disability.

Chapter.  3781 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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