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He was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes joint contractures, or a loss of joint movement due to a shortening of the muscles.
Surgery might be required for delayed presentations of milder (grade 1-2) injuries which have been complicated with contractures.
When warming up on the field before Sunday’s game, Bradford was seen with a slight flexion contracture (knee doesn’t straighten all the way), limp and favoring the knee.
Other hand sculptures in the exhibit will be accompanied by before and after surgery photos of patients with conditions that deform the hand in similar ways, including Dupuytrens contracture, Apert syndrome, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Marra’s sister died in November after a life spent battling rheumatoid arthritis, and Marra has a physical deformity of his own to deal with: Dupuytren’s contracture, which has left some of his fingers contorted.
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