Contractures

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What is Contractures?

Contractures refer to the permanent tightening of non-bony tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, or skin. The result is a loss of motion in the affected joints.


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What It Is
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Contractures Causes
Causes
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Contractures Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Contractures Diagnosis
Diagnosis
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Contractures Symptoms
Symptoms
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Contractures Complications
Complications
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Screening for Contractures
Screening
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Contractures Medications
Medications
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Contractures Prevention
Prevention
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Contractures Treatment
Treatment
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Contractures Care
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