Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC)?

Updated: Nov 11, 2020
  • Author: Mithilesh Kumar Lal, MD, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPCH, MRCPCH(UK); Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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  • Physical activity may be limited because of existing orthopedic problems. As a group, patients appear to cope well socially, participating in social activities that correspond to their needs.

  • Walking is more restricted in patients with flexion contractures of the lower extremities than in those with extension contractures. Flexion contractures of the hips severely impair walking ability.

  • Contracture of the elbow can cause a significant degree of disability in hand function.

  • The use of crutches can be impossible for patients with upper extremity involvement associated with severe spinal deformity.

  • Patients with more severe joint involvement depend on more help from other people than those with less severe joint involvement.

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