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The term arthrogryposis describes a range of congenital contractures that lead to childhood deformities. It encompasses a number of syndromes and sporadic deformities that are rare individually but collectively are not uncommon. Yet, the existing medical literature on arthrogryposis is sparse and often confusing. The aim of this book is to provide individuals affected with arthrogryposis, their families, and health care professionals with a helpful guide to better understand the condition and its therapy. With this goal in mind, the editors have taken great care to ensure that the presentation of complex clinical information is at once scientifically accurate, patient oriented, and accessible to readers without a medical background. The book is authored primarily by members of the medical staff of the Arthrogryposis Clinic at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, one of the leading teams in the management of the condition, and will be an invaluable resource for both health care professionals and families of affected individuals.A comparison of the individualized education plan and the individualized family service plan. Am J Occupational Ther. 46(3):247-252. Degreif, J., and Rudigier, J. 1987. Distal type I arthrogryposis surgical possibilities of the hand. Handchiranbsp;...

Author:Lynn T. Staheli
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1998-04-28


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