Medical Dictionary


noun ar·thro·gry·po·sis \ˌär-(ˌ)thrō-gri-ˈpō-səs\

Medical Definition of arthrogryposis

  1. 1:  congenital fixation of a joint in an extended or flexed position

  2. 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


\ˌär-(ˌ)thrō-gri-ˈpä-tik\ play 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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