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143 Possible Causes for Limb Joint Contracture, Quadriceps Muscle Weakness

  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce pain and muscle spasms, improve limb function, prevent joint contractures and train patients to function in everyday life[] In conclusion, the use of NMES for quadriceps muscle weakness has been shown to improve muscle strength.[] Pain in the knee joint can lead to wasting and weakness of the Quadriceps (thigh) muscles.[]

  • Motor Neuron Disease

    […] of deep finger flexors and the quadriceps femoris with typical rimmed vacuoles on muscle biopsy Postpolio syndrome (PPS) Monomeric amyotrophy (also known as Hirayama disease[] Congenital SMA with arthrogryposis (persistent contracture of joints with fixed abnormal posture of the limb) is a rare disorder.[] […] antibody titers that usually responds to treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) Myopathies, including inclusion body myositis, which is characterized by wasting and weakness[]

  • Sarcotubular Myopathy

    muscle weakness.[] Clinical presentation is variable and can include calf psuedohypertrophy, joint contractures, scapular winging, muscle cramping and/or facial and respiratory muscle involvement[] […] of face muscles Abnormality of limbs Calf muscle pseudohypertrophy Quadriceps muscle weakness Abnormality of metabolism/homeostasis CREATINE PHOSPHOKINASE INCREASED Abnormality[]

  • Myositis

    Limb contractures may eventually develop.[] Rare presentations include sparing of the quadriceps muscles with prominent forearm muscle weakness.[] […] to become inflamed; this type of myositis is usually mild and settles without treatment inclusion body myositis (IBM) – which causes muscle weakness in the quadriceps (main[]

  • Hip Contracture

    Gait will likely be slower and may result in decreased floor clearance of the toes and create a drag Knee Pathologies Weak Quadriceps.[] […] of muscle without contracture of joint ( M62.4- ) contracture of tendon (sheath) without contracture of joint ( M62.4- ) Dupuytren's contracture ( M72.0 ) Type 2 Excludes[] Fifty-six per cent (56%) of participants had contracture in at least one major joint of upper or lower limb. The most common site of contracture was the ankle (43.9%).[]

  • Patellar Dislocation

    Quadriceps muscle weakness can be expected to occur post-operatively. 2015 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.[] Soft tissue contracture of the limb and subsequent joint deformities were reported to represent clinical manifestations of pediatric melorheostosis.[] Tight hamstring and calf muscles put pressure on the knee, and weak quadriceps muscles can cause the patella to track out of alignment.[]

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy

    Clinical examination reveals muscle pseudohypertrophy affecting the calf muscles and there may be atrophy of more proximal muscles such as the quadriceps.[] RESULTS: Predominant weakness and atrophy of biceps brachii, hip adduction, and quadriceps muscles was noted along with calf and extensor forearm hypertrophy.[] Mild weakness of iliopsoas and quadriceps muscles and muscle atrophy of both the distal forearm and thigh were observed upon clinical examination.[]

  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1E

    limbs, and mild joint contractures.[] weakness Pelvic girdle shoulder girdle muscles Arthralgias Inclusion body myositis Men Peak incidence: 50 yr Asymmetrical quadriceps muscle weakness and finger flexor muscle[] Some develop joint stiffness (contractures) that can restrict movement in their hips, knees, ankles, or elbows.[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy Type C3

    Becker muscular dystrophy is clinically characterized by the following: Progressive symmetric muscle weakness and atrophy with calf hypertrophy In some cases quadriceps femoris[] limbs, and mild joint contractures.[] In fact, the sparing of the quadriceps is so striking in the face of extreme weakness of some other groups of muscles that the disease also bore the name of quadriceps sparing[]

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    There may be joint contractures, especially of the tendo-Achilles. The facial, ophthalmic and bulbar muscles are not involved.[] Clinical examination reveals muscle pseudohypertrophy affecting the calf muscles and there may be atrophy of more proximal muscles such as the quadriceps.[] There is symmetrical and proximal muscle weakness, with the lower limbs being more severely affected than the upper limbs.[]

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