Contracture

Contracture

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. contracture, in a muscle or muscle fiber, usually refers to a continuous contraction in the absence of a stimulus, such as an action potential. A muscle contracture is a 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 gotten 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 and other exercise regimens targeted towards people with spasticity focuses on trying to prevent contractures from happening in the first place.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136523280
  • 9786136523286