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What is contracture?

A contracture is the permanent tightening of fascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or skin that occurs when normally elastic connective tissues are replaced with nonelastic fib (MORE)
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What does contracture mean?

A contracture is the loss of full range of motion of a joint due to changes in the soft tissues (muscles and tendons) surrounding that joint. In contracture, the muscle fibers (MORE)
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Do contractures heal?

Prognosis of contractures will depend upon the cause of the contracture. In general, the earlier the treatment for the contracture begins, the better the prognosis
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What is capsular contracture?

A thick scar that normally forms around the implant, called a capsule, can become very hard. This is called capsular contracture, and may result in pain and possible altered a (MORE)
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What are contracture scars?

Contracture scars are caused by the loss of a large section of skin due to burns or other injury. The scar contracts or tightens around the wound. This contraction could impac (MORE)
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What is the use of contractures?

Contractures are the shortening of various soft tissues in the human body after a spinal cord injury. You must do range of motion exercises in order to prevent contractures fr (MORE)