Collaborative Treatment Approach
The Washington University Orthopedics Arthrogryposis Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides a multi-disciplinary individualized team approach for children with arthrogryposis. Through the collaboration of our expert Washington University Orthopedic physicians and the experienced therapists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we are able to offer a unique service for arthrogryposis patients and optimize their care.
Occupational therapists and pediatric upper extremity surgeons thoroughly evaluate each patient to determine the best treatment plan for the upper extremities, specifically elbows, wrists, and hand. Bracing, casting, occupational therapy, or surgical treatment could be recommended.
Our physical therapists and pediatric orthopedic surgeons provide a comprehensive evaluation of lower extremity contractures including hip, knee, and feet involvement and design individualized plans for each patient. Physical therapy, casting, bracing, or surgical treatment could be recommended.