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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 379730, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/379730
Case Report

Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita: Multiple Congenital Joint Contractures

1Private Bagcilar Medicine Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 34204 Istanbul, Turkey
2Private Safir Medicine Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 34265 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 14 September 2015; Accepted 18 October 2015

Academic Editor: Indraneel Bhattacharyya

Copyright © 2015 Hamza Sucuoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a syndrome characterized by nonprogressive multiple congenital joint contractures. The etiology of disease is multifactorial; it is most commonly suspected from absent fetal movements and genetic defects. AMC affects mainly limbs; also it might present with other organs involvement. It is crucial that the diagnosis of AMC should be kept in mind by musculoskeletal physicians in newborns with multiple joint contractures and patients must begin rehabilitation in early stage after accurate diagnosis in terms of functional independence. We present the diagnosis, types, clinical features, and treatment approaches of this disease in our case with literature reviews.