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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital arthromyodysplasia
- Congenital multiple arthrogryposis
- Fibrous ankylosis of multiple joints
- Guerin-Stern syndrome
 The signs and symptoms of AMC are present at birth but can vary greatly in severity. The exact cause of AMC is not fully understood, but it is thought to be associated with decreased movement or limited space in utero, connective tissue disorders, or maternal illness. Sometimes AMC occurs as part of genetic syndrome. Treatment focuses on the specific symptoms experienced by each individual and may include physical therapy, removable splints, exercise, or surgery.Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a group of nonprogressive conditions that cause multiple joint contractures (stiff joints) and abnormal muscle development.
Last updated: 12/18/2012
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