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Pediatric Arthrogryposis

What is arthrogryposis?

Arthrogryposis describes a group of congenital disorders that cause joint and muscle deformities. Babies with arthrogryposis are born with contracted, stiff joints and underdeveloped muscles. Although arthrogryposis does not worsen over time, it can cause further joint deformities if untreated.

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Types of arthrogryposis in children

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Providers Who Treat Arthrogryposis

    Departments that Treat Arthrogryposis

    The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute

    The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.

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    Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

    From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children's National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation, with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.