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Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • Arthrogryposis distal type 7
  • Distal arthrogryposis type 7
  • Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
  • Hecht syndrome
  • Hecht-Beals syndrome
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Treatment

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How might trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome be treated?

While the best treatment options for trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome have not been well established[1][2] cases of improvement of mouth mobility following surgery and physical therapy have been reported in the medical literature.[1][2] We recommend that you speak with your healthcare provider to learn more about specific treatment options.
Last updated: 4/13/2011

References
  1. Carlos R, Contreras E, Cabrera J. Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome (Hecht-Beals' syndrome): case report and literature review. Oral Dis. 2005 May;
  2. Lefaivre JF, Aitchison MJ. Surgical correction of trismus in a child with Hecht syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 2003 Mar;


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • 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. 
Other Names for this Disease
  • Arthrogryposis distal type 7
  • Distal arthrogryposis type 7
  • Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
  • Hecht syndrome
  • Hecht-Beals 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.