What is arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, what are the causes and symptoms of Liz Carr’s condition and what is the treatment?


HAVE you heard of Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita?

Here is the lowdown on the rare condition…

 Actress Liz Carr has AMCRex Features Actress Liz Carr has AMC

What is arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and what are the symptoms?

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is a rare disease in newborns resulting in decreased flexibility of the joints.

Symptoms differ from person to person, but can include lack of movement in the below:

  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Wrists
  • Hands
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Feet

The lack of movement does not get worse over time – but treatment is needed to prevent further impairments of the joints.

There is no single cause for AMC, one known factor is “fetal akinesia” – which is decreased fetal movement in utero.

Who is Liz Carr and how is the condition treated?

 Liz has spoken about her AMC on numerous occasionsRex Features Liz has spoken about her AMC on numerous occasions

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