from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun countable, pathology The
permanent fixationof a jointin a contractedposition.
- noun uncountable, pathology A
congenital disorderin which the joints are so fixed because of lack of muscledevelopment.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Angel has arthrogryposis multiplex congenita - arthrogryposis is a Greek word meaning "curved or hooked joints."
And Jessica has a disease called arthrogryposis, and arthrogryposis causes children's hands and feet to become deformed and not work properly.
Ana, of Crosby Villa, Maryport, has a condition called arthrogryposis, which means she has mobility difficulties.
Many babies with arthrogryposis are born with no limbs, severely deformed limbs or are permanently wheelchair-bound.
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?...
Chloe (ph) is 10 and she has arthrogryposis, and you're born with joints that don't bend.
Often, however, contractures of arthrogryposis can only be corrected by surgery.
Figure arthrogryposis dark lump on back spina bifida
Rehabilitation of the child with arthrogryposis aims at helping the child do as much for herself as possible.
Some children with arthrogryposis are able to walk, especially if contractures are corrected.