Suggest treatment for arthrogryposis
Optimal physical activity advised
Hello and welcome
I have read your history carefully and appreciate your concern.
Arthrogryposis, , comprises non progressive conditions characterized by multiple joint contractures found throughout the body at birth.
I would suggest that the physical activity be maintained to a level that helps your son to carry out daily activities with least no of obstacles.
Though exercise is recommended and Your son's BMI is normal (around 21) , overuse is not advised.
Some patients may develop skeletal changes secondary to the original deformities; these may include scoliosis and deformed carpal and tarsal bones, and they worsen the patient's overall condition.
I'm concerned as the connective tissue is apparently affected in all of his joints, not just his legs, and I worry that putting such an extreme of overuse on his shoulders (and other upper body joints) will damage them further, possibly destroying them in the future as he grows older.
Yes, I would advise he refrain from body building. Regular exercise to maintain upper limb function should continue.
Whether all joints have been affected or not, has to be decided on a physical exam by an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist in aid with the Radiologist.
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