What is the Outlook?
There is a wide variation in the degree to which muscles
and joints are affected in those with arthrogryposis. In some cases,
arthrogryposis may be accompanied by other conditions, such as central
nervous system disorders, which complicates the picture. In most cases,
the outlook for those with arthrogryposis is a positive one.
With physiotherapy and other available treatments,
substantial improvement in function is normally possible, expecially
if carried out with vigour in the early months while the child is still
quite flexible. Most people with arthrogryposis are of normal intelligence
and are able to lead productive, independent lives as adults.
*Information in this section is taken from a publication
of AVENUES, the arthrogryposis support group in U.S.A.