Arthrogryposis Symptoms & Causes

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How common is arthrogryposis?

Arthrogryposis is a rare condition, though the exact frequency with which it occurs is unknown. Previous studies estimate that it affects one to three of every 10,000 babies.

What symptoms might my child have?

Each child experience symptoms differently, but here is a list of some common ones:

•   The range of motion of the joints in your child’s arms and legs may be limited or fixed
•   Your child’s shoulders may be rotated inward
•   She may have abnormal extension of her elbows
•   She may be able to flex her wrists and fingers abnormally
•   She could have dislocated hips
•   She may have clubfoot

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