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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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Then, with the patient in prone position, palpation of the involved side compared to the contralateral side allows to determine the presence of muscular contracture. If the hamstring contracture is not present, a mechanical block caused by the displacement of an intra-articular structure should be considered [5].
The column procedure: a limited lateral approach for extrinsic contracture of the elbow.
Burns contracture patients are initially assessed to determine whether they would get greater than 20 per cent functional improvement by having surgery.
GARETH BALE has been diagnosed with a muscle contracture in his left thigh but it remains to be seen how long the Wales forward will be sidelined for, Real Madrid have announced.
Our case presented with rectal bleeding due to anal lesion in addition to typical skin lesions along with joint contracture and gingival hypertrophy.
There is no definitive cure for JHF, however supportive treatment given in the form of physiotherapy to prevent contracture formation helps the patient to live normal life and avoid 1 disabling contractures .
In this paper, quality of care is defined as the proportion of residents within a facility that acquire a contracture after admission to the nursing home.
It is commonly characterized by palmar fibromatosis (Dupuytren's contracture) in variable combinations with plantar fibromatosis (Ledderhose's disease), penile fibromatosis (Peyronie's disease), knuckle pads, and keloids [1].
None of the healed grafts had hyperkeratosis or contracture. Major advantages were found out to be good colour and texture match.
Complications associated with supracondylar el-bow fractures are either early (vascular, neurological injuries, compartment syndrome) or late (malunion, contracture) [7].
Advantages of this technique include improved implant stabilization as well as a decrease rate of capsular contracture [1].
As one of the most common musculoskeletal complications following trauma, elbow contracture is a frequent source of disabled daily activities [1, 2].