What is Arthrogryosis?

What Causes It?

What is the Treatment?

What is the Outlook?



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.