Definition of Contracture. Meaning of Contracture. Synonyms of Contracture

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Definition of Contracture

Contracture
Contracture Con*trac"ture (?; 135), n. [L. contractura a drawing together.] (Med.) A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles.

Meaning of Contracture from wikipedia

- In pathology, a contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint. It is usually in response to prolonged hypertonic spasticity in a concentrated...
- Dupuytren's contracture (also called Dupuytren's disease, Morbus Dupuytren, Viking disease, and Celtic hand) is a condition in which one or more fingers...
- Capsular contracture is a response of the immune system to foreign materials in the human body. Medically, it occurs mostly in context of the complications...
- Volkmann's contracture is a permanent flexion contracture of the hand at the wrist, resulting in a claw-like deformity of the hand and fingers. P****ive...
- Muscle contractures can occur for many reasons, such as paralysis, muscular atrophy, and forms of muscular dystrophy. Fundamentally, the muscle and its...
- Wound contracture is a process that may occur during wound healing when an excess of wound contraction, a normal healing process, leads to physical deformity...
- Burn scar contracture is the tightening of the skin after a second or third degree burn. When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together...
- Arthrogryposis, describes congenital joint contracture in two or more areas of the body. It derives its name from Gr****, literally meaning "curving of...
- (1834–1891), a British orthopaedic surgeon, used to rule out hip flexion contracture and psoas syndrome. Often ****ociated with runners, dancers, and gymnasts...
- Volkmann. Untreated, acute compartment syndrome can result in Volkmann's contracture. Compartment syndrome usually presents within a few hours of an inciting...