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Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: functional classification and the AMC disc-o-gram

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Hand Surgery British & European Volume
0266-7681
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.02.007
Keywords
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Classification
  • Disc-O-Gram
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract The arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) disc-o-gram is presented as a way to measure the effect of hand therapy, splinting and/or surgery on the AMC patient. It also allows comparative measurement of passive motion (in the baby), active motion (in the young child) and function (in the older child and adult). These measurements are related to a new classification system which, as movement and function improves, indicates the efficacy of management.

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