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Congenital contractural arachnodactyly


Other Names for this Disease
  • Arachnodactyly, contractural Beals type
  • Beals syndrome
  • Beals-Hecht syndrome
  • CCA
  • CCA syndrome
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Treatment

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How might congenital contractural arachnodactyly be treated?

Physical therapy for joint contractures helps increase joint mobility and ameliorate the effects of muscle hypoplasia (usually in the calf muscles). In severe cases, surgical release may be necessary. Since the kyphosis/scoliosis tends to be progressive, bracing and/or surgical correction is often needed. Consultation with an orthopedist is encouraged. Other symptoms, if present, should be addressed as they arise and in the standard manner. Regular physician visits should be scheduled to monitor symptom progression and development.[1]
Last updated: 2/9/2015

References
  1. Godfrey M. Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly. GeneReviews. February 23, 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1386/. Accessed 2/9/2015.


Management Guidelines

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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Congenital contractural arachnodactyly. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Arachnodactyly, contractural Beals type
  • Beals syndrome
  • Beals-Hecht syndrome
  • CCA
  • CCA syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.