A state of permanent rigidity or contraction of the muscles, generally of the flexor muscles.
inability to completely straighten body part i.e. arms, legs, fingers or neck due to severe scarring of tissue between two joints during the healing process.
An abnormal shortening of muscles or other soft tissue about a joint, which may cause loss of full motion and may reduce independence.
A restriction of movement of any joint due to any cause (e.g. deformity, disease or- pain.) It can affect fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles.
shortening of a muscle or tendon over a joint â€“ this limits the movement of the joint
Deformity caused by abnormal shortening of the muscles.
permanent shortening of a muscle and subsequent shortening of tendons and ligaments
The effect of scar tissue contracting upon itself. After a burn, a burn scar contracture may occur. After placement of breast implants, the capsule can contract and squeeze the implant into a tight, hard, round mass, hence the name capsular contracture.
Abnormal shortening of muscle tissue, rendering the muscles highly resistant to stretching.
joints that are not used quickly become stiff and this happens even more quickly in a person with spastic muscles. Eventually the joints become fixed and and can be released only by surgery.
Shortening, drawing up of muscle tissue.
The stiffening of a body joint to the extent that the joint cannot be moved through normal range of motion.
an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
a chronic shortening of a muscle due to abnormal tone and weakness associated with cerebral palsy
a deformity which prevents the movement of a joint through its normal range
a fixed tightening of muscle, tendons, ligaments, or skin
a joint abnormally bent by shortened soft tissues in and around the joint
a limitation in the range of motion of a joint
an abnormal joint posture due to persistent muscle shortening
an abnormal pulling forward of the digits of the hand, usually caused by problems with the muscles or skin
a permanent shortening of a muscle that causes a deformity with or without pain
a permanent shortening of the muscle, tendon or scar tissue which results in deformity or distortion
a permanent tightening of muscle, tendons, ligaments, or skin that prevents normal movement of the associated body part and that can cause permanent deformity
a scarred-in permanent shortening of a muscle that can usually be prevented
a shortened muscle that causes a joint to remain in a bent position
a shortening of muscles and tendons (cords) so that the full range of limb movement is prevented
a static muscle shortening due to spasm or fibrosis which causes loss of muscular balance
A condition of fixed high resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissues supporting the muscles or the joints or from disorders of the muscle fibres.
inability to move a joint due to a permanent rigidity or contraction of a muscle.
An abnormal and usually permanent tightness or shortening of a muscle.
an abnormal condition of a joint caused by a loss of muscle fibers or a loss of the normal flexibility of the skin.
Tightness and limitation in ROM (range of motion) at a joint. Occurs in the muscle in the absence of any voluntary activity or any electrical signs of muscle activity.
shortening of a muscle group and tendon usually seen in persons with spasticity.
A pathological shortening of muscle tissue.
joint assumes a flexed (bent) position
A condition of fixed, high resistance to passive stretching that results from fibrosis and shortening of tissues that support muscles or joints.
A permanent shortening of a muscle at a joint. Most often the joint is pulled into a flexed (bent) position resulting in weakness and functional limitations. Effects can be reduced or controlled by consistent exercise, functional movement, and appropriate positioning.
Arthritis or prolonged immobility can result in the involved joint becoming less freely moveable. Associated with shortening and wasting of muscles.
Loss of range of motion in a joint due to abnormal shortening of soft tissues.
Irreversible shortening of the muscle fibers that causes decreased joint mobility.
The drawing together of muscle or scar tissue that results in distortion or deformity. Contractures can be caused by long periods of confinement in bed.
Any body joint which has become stiffened to the point where it can no longer be moved through it normal range of motion.
Shortening or distortion of a tissue, usually a muscle.
A condition in which muscles become fixed in a rigid, abnormal position causing distortion or deformity.
When a scar shrinks, the loss of tissue mobility is known as contracture. The term is also used when fixed high resistance is noted as a muscle is stretched, passively, caused either by fibrosis of the tissues supporting the muscles or joints or disorders of the fibers of the muscle.
The muscle has shortened and a joint has a diminished range of motion.
When muscles tighten around a certain joint cutting down the its full range of motion.
The stiffening of a body joint to the point that it can no longer be moved through its normal range.
Joints and muscles that are not used regularly, quickly become stiff, rendering them resistant to stretching. Eventually the joints become fixed, restricting movement and can be released only by surgery.
fixed deformity at the joints due to shortening of soft tissue and resulting in loss of range of motion
Permanent contraction of a muscle due to spasm or paralysis. A condition of fixed high resistance to the passive stretch of a muscle, as may result from fibrosis of tissues surrounding a joint.
This condition occurs when muscles become locked in an abnormal and distorted position. Victims of Cerebral Palsy often suffer from this condition due to lack of control over their muscles.
A permanent abnormal tightening or shortening of a body part often resulting in deformity.
Tightening of muscles around a joint which restricts the range of motion.
A shortening and tightening of muscle fibers that interferes with the full range of motion in a joint.
an abnormal, usually permanent condition of the joint characterized by flexion and fixation and caused by atrophy and shortening of the muscle fibers or by the loss of the normal elasticity of the skin. These can occur following an injury from shaken baby syndrome.
Chronic shortening of muscle fibers resulting in a decrease of joint mobility.
An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.
Stiffening or shortening of muscle caused physiologically and/or by lack of use; result in a reduction of the range of movement of a joint. For example, if an elbow or knee remained bent for extended periods, it could become more and more difficult to straighten.