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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita neurogenic type


Other Names for this Disease
  • AMC, neurogenic type
  • AMCN
  • Neurogenic type of AMC
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Treatment

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How might arthrogryposis multiplex congenita neurogenic type be treated?

Treatment of arthrogryposis (joint contracture) involves occupational and physical therapy, well-fitted orthoses (splints and braces), and corrective surgery (if indicated). With treatment most kids can improve their range of motion, muscle strength, and function.[1]

Last updated: 5/7/2015

References
  1. Ambegaonkar G, Manzur AY, Robb SA, Kinali M, Muntoni F. The multiple phenotypes of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita with reference to the neurogenic variant. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2011 Jul; 15(4):316-9. Accessed 5/7/2015.


Management Guidelines

  • Project OrphanAnesthesia is a project whose aim is to create peer-reviewed, readily accessible guidelines for patients with rare diseases and for the anesthesiologists caring for them. The project is a collaborative effort of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Orphanet, the European Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, anesthetists and rare disease experts with the aim to contribute to patient safety.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. 
Other Names for this Disease
  • AMC, neurogenic type
  • AMCN
  • Neurogenic type of AMC
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.