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con·trac·ture

 (kən-trăk′chər)
n.
1. An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
2. A deformity resulting from a contracture.

contracture

(kənˈtræktʃə)
n
(Pathology) a disorder in which a skeletal muscle is permanently tightened (contracted), most often caused by spasm or paralysis of the antagonist muscle that maintains normal muscle tension

con•trac•ture

(kənˈtræk tʃər)

n.
an abnormal persistent flexing of a muscle or tendon at a joint, usu. caused by a shortening or scarring of tissue.
[1650–60; < Latin]
con•trac′tured, adj.

contracture

Shortening of a muscle or tendon because of disease or injury and resulting in distortion and discomfort.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contracture - an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
contraction, muscle contraction, muscular contraction - (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
Translations

con·trac·ture

n. contractura, contracción prolongada involuntaria.

contracture

n contractura; Dupuytren’s — contractura de Dupuytren
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4%, respectively, capsular contracture rates were 22% and 6%, the leakage and deflation rates were nearly 5% and nearly 3%, and the implant removal rates were 18% and 6%.
In general, the transcolumellar incision is best located at the narrowest portion of the columella, which results in a shorter, less visible scar and less risk of linear contracture.
Haapaniemi T, Berggren M, Adolfsson L: Complete transection of the median and radial nerves during arthroscopic release of post-traumatic elbow contracture.
In conclusion, this study suggests that a program of 30 minutes daily stretch of the wrist does not have clinically-worthwhile effects on wrist contracture after stroke.
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