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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.

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  • n. The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.
  • n. A congenital disorder in which the joints are so fixed because of lack of muscle development.

Etymologies

arthro- + Late Latin grȳpōsis, hooking (from Late Greek grūpōsis, from Greek grūpousthai, to become hooked, from grūpos, hook-nosed).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Angel has arthrogryposis multiplex congenita - arthrogryposis is a Greek word meaning "curved or hooked joints."

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  • And Jessica has a disease called arthrogryposis, and arthrogryposis causes children's hands and feet to become deformed and not work properly.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2007

  • Ana, of Crosby Villa, Maryport, has a condition called arthrogryposis, which means she has mobility difficulties.

    News round-up

  • Many babies with arthrogryposis are born with no limbs, severely deformed limbs or are permanently wheelchair-bound.

    Redefining Normal

  • Also, her hands look like they're similarly affected to her feet, if less severely so... i'm thinking she has something like arthrogryposis sp?...

    Disability in China

  • Chloe (ph) is 10 and she has arthrogryposis, and you're born with joints that don't bend.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2003

  • Some children with arthrogryposis are able to walk, especially if contractures are corrected.

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  • Often, however, contractures of arthrogryposis can only be corrected by surgery.

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  • Figure arthrogryposis dark lump on back spina bifida

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  • Rehabilitation of the child with arthrogryposis aims at helping the child do as much for herself as possible.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

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