Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day is on June 30th

June 30, 2022 will be recognized as Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) Awareness Day, a time to spread awareness about arthrogryposis multiplex congenita among the general public and in the medical field. This date was selected in order to mark the 2005 founding of, the website of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, Inc. Read on to learn how you can pitch in on this day to help spread awareness about this rare disease.

About Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC)

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), sometimes known as just arthrogryposis, is a genetic condition of joint contracture that appears in at least two different parts of the body. People with the condition have abnormal muscle tissue fibrosis (scarring) that shortens that muscle and prevents normal extension of the affected joints. There are a number of possible causes of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, such as complications during pregnancy, developmental disorders, and neurological abnormalities. Anything that prevents normal movement of joints prior to birth can lead to arthrogryposis. In many cases, every joint in the patient’s body may be affected. The condition often appears alongside other diseases or disorders. Although it is not really possible to completely cure the condition, arthrogryposis is not a progressive illness, and there are a number of approaches, such as surgery, passive enhancement, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, that can improve a patient’s range of movement and overall mobility. To learn more about arthrogryposis, click here.

Take Action

There are a bunch of ways that you can get involved in spreading awareness:

  • Make a post on your social platform of choice ( Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) with one of these graphics.

  • Post a photo of yourself in blue on your social media platform of choice. Don’t forget to use the #AMCawarenessDay, #AMCcurves, #BlueForAMC, and #ArthrogryposisAwarenessDay hashtags.

  • Change your profile pictures to you wearing blue or one of the awareness day graphics

  • Change your Facebook cover photo.

  • Email your friends and family about wearing blue for AMC Awareness Day.

You can also RSVP to the Facebook awareness day event.

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