Contracture

The permanent tightening of a muscle, which prevents it from stretching to its normal length.

contracture

[n] - an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
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Contracture

Damage to a muscle or surrounding tissue that causes them to become shorter. This leads to deformity of nearby joints.
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Contracture

A permanent shortening of the muscles and tendons adjacent to a joint, which can result from severe, untreated spasticity and interferes with normal movement around the affected joint
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Contracture

Con·trac'ture noun [ Latin contractura a drawing together.] (Medicine) A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles.
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contracture

<orthopaedics> A condition of fixed high resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissues supporting the muscles or the joints or from disorders of the muscle fibres. ... Origin: L. Contractura ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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contracture

noun an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
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contracture

(kәn-trak´chәr) abnormal shortening of muscle tissue, rendering the muscle highly resistant to stretching; this can lead to permanent disability. It can be caused by fibrosis of the tissues supporting the muscle or the joint, or by disorders of the muscle fibers themselves. This can be the result of improper...
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Contracture

• (n.) A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles.
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contracture

(L. contractura) a condition of fixed high resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissues supporting the muscles or the joints, or from disorders of the muscle fibres.
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Contracture

Permanent contraction of a muscle
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contracture

Type: Term Pronunciation: kon-trak′chūr Definitions: 1. Static muscle shortening due to tonic spasm or fibrosis, to loss of muscular balance, to the antagonist being paralyzed, or to a loss of motion of the adjacent joint.
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Contracture

A muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint. It is usually in response to prolonged hypertonic spasticity in a concentrated muscle area, such as is seen in the tightest muscles of people with conditions like spastic cerebral palsy. Contractures are essentially muscles or tendons that have remained too tight for too long, th...
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contracture

Permanent shortening of a muscle, joint, or tendon so that it cannot be straightened, flexed and extended.
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