Arthrogryposis medical therapy

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Overview

Medical therapy

While there is no cure, symptoms and deformities may still be alleviated with various methods due to multiple contractures and weakness.

  • Physical therapy intervention including stretching (may include casting and splinting program of affected joints), strengthening, mobility training, are undertaken to improve flexion and range of motion.
  • Occupational therapy interventions can include training in ADL and fine motor skills as well as addressing psychosocial and emotional implications of a chronic condition.

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