Medical Rehabilitation of Arthrogrypotic Children and their Relations on the Psychosocial Stability of the Family

  • T. Matasović
  • R. Toth
  • V. Becić


The rehabilitation program for arthrogrypotic children is the basis for successful medical treatment and must be designed separately for each case, and even for each joint and extremityl. This is necessary because of numerous individual differences shown in arthrogryposis. The basic goals of rehabilitation are mobility, the ability to use hands and wrists, and social and economic independence. Therefore, the program of rehabilitation for the lower extremities consists of: achieving stability, standing and walking. At the same time the program of rehabilitation for the upper extremities includes catching with wrist and fingers and working operations with the wrist and fingers.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Matasović
    • 1
  • R. Toth
    • 1
  • V. Becić
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Clinic, Medical FacultyZagreb University Clinic Hospital CenterZagrebYugoslavia

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