Arthrogryposis - Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on May 03, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor treats arthrogryposis?

The condition may be diagnosed by a pediatrician (child specialist) but treatment involves a team of specialists including physiotherapist, occupational therapist, orthopedic surgeon and other surgeons as may be required.

2. Can we cure arthrogryposis?

Arthrogryposis is a condition where treatment improves the joint motion and the muscle function to enable the patient to lead a near normal life. But, there is no complete cure.

3. How does genetics contribute to arthrogryposis?

Arthrogryposis is a clinical finding due to various underlying causes, but not a diagnosis. Some underlying causes of arthrogryposis are genetically predetermined.

4. What is Freeman-Sheldon syndrome?

Face, hands and feet are involved in this syndrome. Distal arthrogryposis with craniofacial anomalies is seen.

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That was helpful information thank you, I have a question couldnt find answer for it.. Does Arthrogrypotic patient transfer AMC to his or her kids? I mean, is it a reason for some normal adults to not get in relation with AMCer?

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