A shortening of the muscle or tendon which prevents the joint from moving freely. search for Contractures
A shortening of muscles, tendons and connective tissues which results in decreased mobility of the joints.
An abnormal shortening of muscle tissue, often caused by muscle weakness.
permanent muscle and tendon shortening, a result of spastic tightening of muscles for long periods of time.
shortening of a muscle that produces deformity
static muscle shortening resulting from tonic spasm or fibrosis; frequently seen in individuals with cerebral palsy.
Reduced range of motion in a joint's normal movement pattern, caused by increased stiffness of the musculo-tendinous unit.
Involuntary, permanent shortening of a muscle rendering it resistant to passive stretching. Does not involve an actual muscle contraction.
Permanent shortening (as of muscle, tendon, or scar tissue) producing deformity or distortion.
The abnormal formation of connective tissue in skin, fascia (fibrous membrane covering, supporting, and separating muscles), muscle, or a joint capsule that prevent normal mobility of the related tissue or joint.
stiffening of the joints of paralysed limbs caused by wasting and shortening of muscles-can be diminished or prevented by exercise and physiotherapy.
Contractures — shortenings of the tendons and muscles — can make the knees, arms, hands or feet curl up. Physical therapy can sometimes prevent or treat this condition. But contractures following a stroke or dementia may be permanent.
Abnormal, usually permanent contraction of a muscle due to atrophy of muscle fibers, extensive scar tissue over a joint, or other factors.
an abnormal condition of a joint caused by a loss of muscle fibers or a loss of the normal flexibility of the skin.
a chronic tightening of muscles that causes the limbs to assume contorted, flexed postures
Shortening of muscles or tendons which prevents the associated joints from moving freely
Where a joint becomes fixed in one position by muscles that have become stiff from not being moved search for Contractures