What does arthrogryposis look like?
Thin, weak (atrophied), stiff or missing muscles. Stiff joints due to extra tissue (fibrosis or fibrous ankylosis) Differences in the skin around their joints, such as webbing.
Is arthrogryposis genetic?
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is not inherited in most cases; however, a genetic cause can be identified in about 30% of affected people. It can be a component of many different genetic conditions, including those caused by a single gene change or a chromosomal abnormality, such as trisomy 18.
How old is AMC princess?
6-year-old, happy, motivated, hilarious, and wicked smart AMCer – showing the world she can do it all!
Does arthrogryposis worsen?
Arthrogryposis is a condition that a person is born with that does not worsen with age. It includes two or more joint deformities, called contractures, which cause the joint to be fixed in one position. This decreases the ability to move the joint.
Who is Princess Ana and Nana?
Nana is Ana’s Nana and legal guardian, who has been the sole custodian/caretaker of Anastasia since Ana was 4 months old. We asked them about music and their RAV Vast journey. Ana has AMC, which stands for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a rare condition that affects the joints and muscles.
What is a contracture?
A permanent tightening of the muscles, tendons, skin, and nearby tissues that causes the joints to shorten and become very stiff. This prevents normal movement of a joint or other body part. Contractures may be caused by injury, scarring, and nerve damage, or by not using the muscles.
What causes AMC disease?
AMC is thought to be related to decreased movement in utero, which can have multiple causes. Neurologic and muscle problems may well be the most common causes of decreased fetal movement, but connective tissue disorders, maternal illness, and limited space are also common causes.
Can Princess Ana walk?
On top of turning 6 soon, Ana is coming up on the THREE year anniversary of being able to walk! This is a video she made last year when she hit her 2 year leg-i-versary. Watch it in full to find out exactly what she went through in order to be able to walk at age 3.