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Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita


Synonyms of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • AMC
  • Congenital Multiple Arthrogryposis
  • Fibrous Ankylosis of Multiple Joints
  • Multiple congenital contractures

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Amyoplasia Congenita
  • Guerin-Stern Syndrome
  • Myopathic Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • Neurogenic Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita


General Discussion
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a rare disorder that is present at birth (congenital), is characterized by reduced mobility of many joints of the body. Impairment of mobility is due to the overgrowth (proliferation) of fibrous tissue in the joints (fibrous ankylosis). There are many different types of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita and the symptoms vary widely among affected individuals. In the most common form of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, the range of motion of the joints in the arms and legs (limbs) is limited or fixed. Other findings may include inward rotation of the shoulders, abnormal extension of the elbows, and bending of the wrists and fingers. In addition, the hips may be dislocated and the heels of the feet may be inwardly bent from the midline of the leg while the feet are inwardly bent at the ankle (clubfoot). The cause of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is unknown. Most types of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita are not inherited; however, a rare autosomal recessive form of the disease has been reported in one large inbred Arabic kindred in Israel.

Organizations related to Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
  • AVENUES
    P.O. Box 5192
    Sonora CA 95370
    Phone #: N/A
    800 #: --
    e-mail: info@avenuesforamc.com
    Home page: http://www.avenuesforamc.com
  • Arachnoiditis Information and Support Network
    c/o Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenease (MCAD) Family Support Group
    Ontario None M4P 2E5
    Phone #: --
    800 #: --
    e-mail: cast@freenet.hamilton.on.ca
    Home page: N/A
  • Arthrogryposis Group
    Beak Cottage
    Stourport-on-Severn Intl DY13 OTZ
    Phone #: 017-47 -822655
    800 #: --
    e-mail: taguk@aol.com
    Home page: http://tagonline.org.uk
  • Human Growth Foundation
    997 Glen Cove Avenue
    Glen Head NY 11545
    Phone #: 516-671-4041
    800 #: 800-451-6434
    e-mail: hgf1@hgfound.org
    Home page: http://www.hgfound.org/
  • MAGIC Foundation for Children's Growth
    6645 W. North Avenue
    Oak Park IL 60302
    Phone #: 708-383-0808
    800 #: 800-362-4423
    e-mail: mary@magicfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.magicfoundation.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • Madisons Foundation
    PO Box 241956
    Los Angeles CA 90024
    Phone #: 310-264-0826
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
    Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
  • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    1 AMS Circle
    Bethesda MD 20892-3675
    Phone #: 301-495-4484
    800 #: 877-226-4267
    e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info



For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html

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