arthrogryposis

[ är′thrə-grə-pōsĭs ]

n.

The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.
A congenital disorder marked by generalized stiffness of the joints, often accompanied by muscle and nerve degeneration, resulting in severely impaired mobility of the limbs.amyoplasia congenita arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

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