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n. pl. ar·thro·gry·po·ses (-sēz)
The permanent fixation of a joint in a contracted position.

[arthro- + Late Latin grȳpōsis, hooking (from Late Greek grūpōsis, from Greek grūpousthai, to become hooked, from grūpos, hook-nosed).]
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Ignatius, "Lethal congenital contracture syndrome (LCCS) and other lethal arthrogryposes in Finland--an epidemiological study," American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, vol.
FSS (DA2A) is the most severe form of the distal arthrogryposes while Sheldon-Hall syndrome (SHS, DA2B) is the most common.
A revised and extended classification of the distal arthrogryposes. Am J Med Genet 1996; 65: 277-281
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