arthrogryposis

noun

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

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“Arthrogryposis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/arthrogryposis. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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