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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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It has been reported that between 1.3% and 30% of the patients with implant have developed capsular contractures. Approximately 92 percent of contracture occur within the first 12 months after surgery.
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Affected individuals show severe muscle weakness soon after birth, develop stiff joints (contractures) in their knees and elbows, and may have an unusual range of movement (hypermobility) in their wrists and ankles.
The patients are discharged from the hospital without any rehabilitation program, where they get bed sore, contractures and deformities and the mobility and restoration for whole life becomes impossible.
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Moreover, scoliosis and/or contractures were demonstrated in 6 of 38 children.[4],[5] In line with these observations, our study highlights that conspicuous limb myotonia, scoliosis, peripheral contractures, and strabismus are nonnegligible features in children with skeletal muscle channelopathies [Supplementary Table 1] [SUPPORTING:1].
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2006 65, male Progressive fibrosis [5], Australia and contractures of wrist, elbows, knees, and ankles; linear fibrotic cords Kim et al.
H syndrome (OMIM # 602782), first described in 2008, is a rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis which is multisystemic and is primarily characterized by cutaneous hyperpigmentation, hypertrichosis, hepatosplenomegaly, hearing loss, heart anomalies, hypogonadism, short stature, hyperglycemia (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), and hallux valgus/flexion contractures. It is caused by mutations in the solute carrier family 29 (SLC29A3) gene.