Condition

Contractures

Description

A muscle contracture is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint.  It is usually in response to prolonged hypertonic spasticity in a concentrated muscle area, such as is seen in the tightest muscles of people with conditions like spastic cerebral palsy.

 
Contractures are essentially muscles or tendons that have remained too tight for too long, thus becoming shorter. Once they occur they cannot be stretched or exercised away; they must be released with orthopedic surgery. Most of the physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other exercise regimens targeted towards people with spasticity focuses on trying to prevent contractures from happening in the first place.
Contractures can also be due to ischemia, as in Volkmann's contracture.
Excessive matrix metalloproteinase and myofibroblast accumulation in the wound margins can result in contracture. Source: Wikipedia

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Medical centres

Clinics

Sohail Physiotherapy Clinic Av Santa Amalia, 24 Fuengirola

Hospitals

Vithas Xanit International Hospital Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n Benalmádena

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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation