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Pediatric Arthrogryposis

What You Need to Know

Arthrogryposis describes a group of congenital disorders that cause joint and muscle deformities.

Key Symptoms

Symptoms of arthrogryposis may include rigid, contracted or dislocated joints, delayed walking, until 2 to 5 years of age or other symptoms.


Your child's pediatrician will discuss your family’s medical history and may request some tests, including X-rays, MRI or other tests.


Among the treatments experts at Children's National recommend are physical therapy, splints and braces or other treatment options.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is arthrogryposis?

What causes arthrogryposis in children?

Types of arthrogryposis in children

What are the symptoms of arthrogryposis in children?

How is arthrogryposis in children diagnosed?

How is arthrogryposis in children treated?

Providers Who Treat Arthrogryposis

Departments that Treat Arthrogryposis

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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.

Children’s National orthopaedic surgeon Sean Tabaie, M.D., cares for pediatric patient in cast.

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.

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