Patients with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita have a characteristic upper extremity resting posture consisting of internal rotation of the shoulders, elbow extension, flexed wrists, thumb-in palm deformities, and variable degrees of finger contractures. Treatment of these patients is aimed at improving independence and performance of activities of daily living. Although each area needs to be assessed independently for the most appropriate surgical procedure, often multiple areas can be addressed at the same operative setting. This limits the number of anesthetic exposures and cast immobilization time. The following is a synopsis of treatment strategies presented at the second international symposium on Arthrogryposis which took place in St Petersburg in September 2014.

Treatment of the Upper Extremity Contracture/Deformities / S.N. Oishi, O. Agranovich, G.E. Pajardi, C. Novelli, A.G. Baindurashvili, S.I. Trofimova, H. Abdel Ghani, E. Kochenova, G. Prosperpio, A. Jester, G. Yilmaz, H. Şenaran, O. Kose, L. Butler. - In: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS. - ISSN 0271-6798. - 37:5 Suppl. 1(2017 Aug), pp. S9-S15. [10.1097/BPO.0000000000001002]

Treatment of the Upper Extremity Contracture/Deformities

G.E. Pajardi;C. Novelli;
2017-08

Abstract

Patients with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita have a characteristic upper extremity resting posture consisting of internal rotation of the shoulders, elbow extension, flexed wrists, thumb-in palm deformities, and variable degrees of finger contractures. Treatment of these patients is aimed at improving independence and performance of activities of daily living. Although each area needs to be assessed independently for the most appropriate surgical procedure, often multiple areas can be addressed at the same operative setting. This limits the number of anesthetic exposures and cast immobilization time. The following is a synopsis of treatment strategies presented at the second international symposium on Arthrogryposis which took place in St Petersburg in September 2014.
arthrogryposis; arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, amyoplasia; congenital contracture syndromes; distal arthrogryposis
Settore MED/19 - Chirurgia Plastica
Settore MED/20 - Chirurgia Pediatrica e Infantile
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