Other Names for this Disease
- Hecht syndrome
- Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
- Distal arthrogryposis type 7
- Arthrogryposis distal type 7
- Distal arthrogryposis
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There is no one treatment for trismus-pseudocamptodactyly (TPS), however, there are various strategies that can be used to manage symptoms. Physical and/or occupational therapy may be helpful for individuals experiencing difficulties with walking and hand movement. Surgery may be performed to correct certain musculoskeletal symptoms. There have been reported cases of improvement of mouth mobility following surgery and physical therapy.
Last updated: 7/21/2016
- Trismus Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome. NORD. 2003; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/trismus-pseudocamptodactyly-syndrome/. Accessed 7/21/2016.
- Carlos R, Contreras E, Cabrera J. Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome (Hecht-Beals' syndrome): case report and literature review. Oral Dis. 2005 May; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15888111.
- Lefaivre JF, Aitchison MJ. Surgical correction of trismus in a child with Hecht syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Mar; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12800911.
- Gasparini G, Boniello R, Moro A, Zampino G, Pelo S. Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome: case report ten years after. Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2008 Dec; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19072009.
- Balkin, Daniel M. MD, PhD; Chen, Isaac DDS; Oberoi, Snehlata DDS, MS; Pomerantz, Jason H. MD. Bilateral Coronoidectomy by Craniofacial Approach for Hecht Syndrome-Related Trismus. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. September 2015; 26(6):1954-1956. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26335328.
- The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. There is a study titled Studies of Children with Metabolic or Other Genetic Disorders which may be of interest to you. To find this trial, click on the link above.
- Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition.