My son is 3 months old and was born with contractures in both arms, stiffness of the joints. Mainly, his elbows and wrist and some fingers. He was also born with a club foot. During the C section, his right humerus was fractured because of the stiffness. At birth, an orthopaedic surgeon called this arthrogryposis but said nothing more about it.
His chromosomes were fine, Spinal MRI clear/normal and skeletal survey normal. He has been having splinting to correct the shape of the joint and it has been working well. He also recieved physio of these various joints to keep them moving.
Basically, there has not been a complete diagnosis. To date he does not move his right arm, just some finger wriggling and very poor grip. His left are moves a little more from around the elbow, but poor grip again. There doesn't seem to be any other problems, very alert and developiong well, good feeding and regular nappies etc.
Has anyone else or their children had such conditions? Could this be Spinal Muscular atropy type I or II.
im really concerned about the lack of movement in his arms and I cant get enough attention to get a diagnosis.
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