A disorder evident at birth characterized by muscle weakness, contractures of multiple joints, and hyperextensibility (looseness) of joints, particularly distal joints (well away from the trunk). The muscle weakness progresses slowly and ranges from mild to severe. The disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and is associated with mutations in several genes, including COL6A2 and COL6A3 on chromosome 2q37, adversely affecting the synthesis (production) of collagen VI. The disease was first described as “congenital atonic-sclerotic muscular dystrophy,” by Otto Ullrich in 1930.
The larger of the two long bones within the forearm. (The smaller one is the radius.) The ulna is on the same side of the arm as the little finger.
Pertaining to the ulna, the larger bone in the forearm.
- Ulnar nerve
A major nerve in the upper extremity that supplies both sensory and motor innervation to parts of the forearm and hand.
Cancer of the gums. It is often associated with the use of smokeless (chewing) tobacco. Diagnosis is by observation and confirmed by biopsy. Treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.
- Ultrafast CT
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