arthrogryposis(redirected from Alves syndrome)
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1. persistent flexion of a joint.
2. tetanoid spasm.
Congenital defect of the limbs characterized by severe contractures of multiple joints.
[arthro- + G. gryphōsis, a crooking]
n. pl. arthrogrypo·ses (-sēz)
The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.
arthrogryposis multiplex congenitaA rare sporadic condition characterised by joint contractures, dislocations, rigid skeletal deformities (e.g., clubfoot or talipes equinovarus), skin atrophy and replacement of limb muscles with fibrous tissue. AMC is not a sui generis disease, but rather a descriptive term that signifies multiple congenital contractures. The aetiologies encompass both neurogenic and primary myopathic diseases, but most cases are not due to neuromuscular disease.
Uncertain; a common link may be intrauterine movement during a critical period of limb development.
Congenital defect of the limbs characterized by contractures of multiple joints.
[arthro- + G.gryphōsis, a crooking]