Joint contractures

Joint contractures

Stiffness of the joints that prevents full extension.
Mentioned in: Mucopolysaccharidoses
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The most common musculoskeletal complications among patients with linear morphea were arthralgias (20%) and joint contractures (17%), followed by other musculoskeletal complications (15%), leg length discrepancy (5%), and arthritis (2%).
Farber disease patients typically present with the cardinal symptoms of joint contractures or arthritis, subcutaneous nodules and/or a weak or hoarse voice, impaired cognitive development as well as impact on lungs, liver and bones (osteolysis).
Paavani was born with arthrogryposis, a condition of multiple joint contractures caused by a muscle disorder.
Spasticity is one of the most prevalent, upper motor neuron-related, post-stroke complications affecting 20-40 percent of stroke survivors.3 Functional limitations due to ataxia, gait disturbances, joint contractures, weakness, and pain severely affect the quality of life.
* prevention of joint contractures by early range of motion exercises, splinting/positioning, postural management
Main Measures: The following complications were assessed: urinary tract infection, pneumonia, pressure ulcers, joint contractures, and deep venous thrombosis.
They are characterized by muscle hypotonia from the birth or early infancy, disturbed physical development, static or progressive muscle weakness, joint contractures, and dystrophic changes in histological examination of muscles.
Although severe multidirective preoperative hip joint contractures were not found clearly on medical examination, our patient's preoperative abduction was decreased, suggesting the reduction of gluteus medius extensibility.
The complications include feeding difficulties, joint contractures, spinal deformities, respiratory compromise, and cardiac involvement.
The association of congenital joint contractures and OI-3 was initially documented in five children from families of different linguistic groups in the black population of southern Africa (Tswana, Pedi and Shona) by Viljoen et al.
Infants or fetuses with birth defects were aggregated into four mutually exclusive categories of defects characterized by CDC subject matter experts as being consistent with those observed with congenital Zika virus infection: 1) brain abnormalities or microcephaly (head circumference at delivery <3rd percentile for sex and gestational age) (5); 2) neural tube defects and other early brain malformations; 3) eye abnormalities without mention of a brain abnormality included in the first two categories; and 4) other consequences of CNS dysfunction, specifically joint contractures and congenital sensorineural deafness, without mention of brain or eye abnormalities included in another category.

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