What are the possible complications of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC)?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: Mithilesh K Lal, MD, MBBS, MRCP, FRCPCH, MRCPCH(UK); Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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The most common perioperative issues include difficulties with airway management, problematic intravenous access, and intraoperative hyperthermia.

Anesthesia can be difficult because vascular access is often restricted. Intubation may pose problems for patients with a small underdeveloped jaw, limited movement of the temporomandibular joint, or a narrow airway. [39]

Osseous hypoplasia, which is associated with decreased mechanical use in developing bone, is prone to fracture at multiple sites. Multiple perinatal fractures have been observed in osteopenic bones.


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