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Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Fibromatosis juvenile hyaline
  • Hyalinosis, systemic juvenile
  • Infantile systemic hyalinosis
  • JHF
  • Puretic syndrome
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Your Question

Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis can cause contractures of the joints.  Any recommendations for how to fix these contractures?

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How might the joint contractures associated with juvenile hyaline fibromatosis be treated?

It has been suggested that physical therapy may help to treat joint contractures in juvenile hyaline fibromatosis; this therapy should be done with an awareness of the pain tolerance of each affected individual.  Splinting may help reduce pain associated with contractures by stabilizing the joint.[1]
Last updated: 2/16/2012