arthrogryposis

noun
ar·​thro·​gry·​po·​sis | \ ˌär-(ˌ)thrō-gri-ˈpō-səs How to pronounce arthrogryposis (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthrogryposis

1 : congenital fixation of a joint in an extended or flexed position
2 : any of a group of congenital conditions characterized by reduced mobility of multiple joints due to contractures causing fixation of the joints in extension or flexion

Other Words from arthrogryposis

arthrogrypotic \ ˌär-​(ˌ)thrō-​gri-​ˈpä-​tik How to pronounce arthrogrypotic (audio) \ adjective
Higher complication rates are noted in the arthrogrypotic foot than with idiopathic clubfoot management. — James C. Drennan, Drennan's The Child's Foot and Ankle, 2nd edition, 2009

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“Arthrogryposis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arthrogryposis. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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