Learn About Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome

What is the definition of Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome?
Trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome (TPS) is a disorder of muscle development and function. It is characterized by short muscles and tendons resulting in limited range of motion of the hands, legs, and mouth. The most serious complications of the condition occur as a result of the limited mobility of the mouth (trismus). TPS is typically reported to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and is caused by mutations in the MYH8 gene. Treatment may involve surgical correction and physical therapy. 
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What are the alternative names for Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome?
  • Hecht syndrome
  • Dutch-Kentucky syndrome
  • Distal arthrogryposis type 7
  • Arthrogryposis distal type 7
What are the symptoms of Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome?
While the symptoms of trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome vary from patient to patient, characteristic symptoms include the inability to open the mouth wide (e.g., less than 6 mm, just under 1/4th of an inch) and shortened muscles, including of the hamstrings and calf muscles. As a result of shortened muscles some infants with trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome have closed or clinched fists, club foot, metatarsus adductus, and calcaneovalgus (where the foot bends sharply at the ankle) at birth. Children with this syndrome may crawl on their knuckles. In adulthood the syndrome may cause reduced hand dexterity, however hand limitation does not often interfere with normal function. The most serious complications of the condition occur as a result of the limited mobility of the mouth, including impairment of adequate calorie intake, speech development, dental care, and difficulty with intubation.
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What are the current treatments for Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome?
There is no one treatment for trismus-pseudocamptodactyly (TPS), however, there are various strategies that can be used to manage symptoms. Physical and/or occupational therapy may be helpful for individuals experiencing difficulties with walking and hand movement. Surgery may be performed to correct certain musculoskeletal symptoms. There have been reported cases of improvement of mouth mobility following surgery and physical therapy.
Who are the top Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome Local Doctors?
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Nephi Medical Clinic

Nephi, UT 

Grant Rasmussen is a General Practice doctor in Nephi, Utah. Dr. Rasmussen has been practicing medicine for over 32 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 22 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Congenital Contractures, Achard Syndrome, Distal Arthrogryposis, and Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome. He is board certified in Family Medicine and licensed to treat patients in Utah. Dr. Rasmussen is currently accepting new patients.

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Orlando Health Orthopedic Institute Orthopedic And Sports Medicine Group

Orlando, FL 

Brett Lewellyn is a Hand Surgeon and an Orthopedics doctor in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Lewellyn has been practicing medicine for over 15 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 8 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Lethal Congenital Contracture Syndrome, Distal Arthrogryposis Type 6, Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome, and Congenital Contractures. He is board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Florida. Dr. Lewellyn is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Midwest Orthopaedic Center

Peoria, IL 

Donald Mitzelfelt is an Orthopedics doctor in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Mitzelfelt has been practicing medicine for over 33 years and is rated as an Advanced doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome. He is also highly rated in 11 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome, Distal Arthrogryposis Type 6, Lethal Congenital Contracture Syndrome, and Distal Arthrogryposis. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and licensed to treat patients in Illinois. Dr. Mitzelfelt is currently accepting new patients.

What is the outlook (prognosis) for Trismus-Pseudocamptodactyly Syndrome?
Overall individuals with trismus-pseudocamptodactyly syndrome have normal development and life expectancy does not appear to be reduced.
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