Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.


Permanent fixation of a joint in a flexed position.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a congenital disease manifested in flexure (contracture) of the joints of the extremities as a result of atrophy of the muscles and replacement of muscle fibers by fatty tissue. In arthrogryposis the upper extremities are pressed to the torso and the elbow joints are unbent; the wrists and fingers are bent and adducted, resembling the talons of a predatory bird. The lower extremities are bent and abducted at the hip joints and unbent at the knees. The feet are deformed (clubfoot). The treatment is orthopedic—corrective splints, operations, and exercises. The earlier the treatment, the better the results.


Fridland, M. O. Ortopediia, 5th ed. Moscow, 1954.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Six of these neonates had arthrogryposis. One neonate did not have microcephaly but did have significant intracranial pathology, similar that of to our patient (6).
We defined arthrogryposis as[greater than or equal to]2 joint contractures involving the upper and/or lower limbs.
Arthrogryposis: It is an autosomal recessive malformation characterized by curvature of the limbs, multiple articular rigidity and muscular dysplasia.
Mark was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), which affects his joints and makes it difficult for him to walk, work or do things independently.
She has used a wheelchair since the age of seven due to a rare condition called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita.
The teen suffered from arthrogryposis multiplex congenital - curving of the joints - as a result of which she was small in stature.
Children having clubfoot due to neuromuscular disease, arthrogryposis, mielodysplasia and postural clubfoot were excluded.
Arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that contracts joints and weakens muscles, makes it hard to make a pencil dance across paper.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO - 29 June 2017: Like most people, you probably do not know what Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is.
He was born with arthrogryposis, which made his hands and feet clubbed.
(Etiological classification of arthrogryposis syndrome).
Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, or brittle joints, at a campaign rally last year.

Full browser ?