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Contracture

Introduction: Contracture

Description of Contracture

Contracture: Tightening of muscle, tendon, ligaments or skin which inhibits normal movement and is often permanent.

Contracture: high resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissue supporting the muscles or the joints, or from disorder of the muscle fibers.
Source: Diseases Database

Contracture: high resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissue supporting the muscles or the joints, or from disorder of the muscle fibers.
Source: CRISP

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Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Contracture

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