Over the past 5 years we have drastically improved the care of the Arthrogrypotic flexion contractures of the knee and hip without external fixation. The graph below shows the outcome in over 100 knees and hips demonstrating the success in achieving straight functional limbs with an increased range of motion.
These charts demonstrate how surgery, while avoiding external fixation, on the knee and hip in patients with Arthrogryposis cannot only straighten the limb but also increase the arc of motion.
Increasing the range of motion, once thought impossible in arthrogryposis, is a reality.
These slides demonstrate that we can take a knee with a flexion contracture of between 45 and 90 degrees and make it straight and maintain or increase the overall motion of the knee.