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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Overview)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that make up the joint.


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What would cause contracture of the obturator externus?

What would cause contracture of the obturator externus?

Many things!: Many things can cause this: weak hip abductors, tight adductor muscles, limb length discrepancy, tight hamstring muscles, pronation of the foot when walking, running on canted surfaces, running down hill quickly. You might want to see a physical therapist to learn stretches to improve this, then work on strengthening! ...Read more

Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
375 doctors shared insights

Contracture (Overview)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that make up the joint.


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I have developed a hemotoma in my left breast after breast augmentation surgery. Does this mean i'll have capsular contracture? I'm very worried! help

I have developed a hemotoma in my left breast after breast augmentation surgery. Does this mean i'll have capsular contracture? I'm very worried! help

See your surgeon: Many people confuse bruising with hematoma. Bruising is dark discoloration of the skin and does not cause capsular contracture. A hematoma is large swelling of a breast due to internal bleeding which needs to be addressed by your surgeon and can lead to capsular contracture if left untreated. ...Read more

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Will getting surgery to treat dupuytrens contracture disease really help out or not?

Will getting surgery to treat dupuytrens contracture disease really help out or not?

Dupuytrens treatment: whether it is surgery or collegians injection or aopneurotomy is designed to lessen a contracture of the finger . This is how it "helps" Many who have so called mild disease and even sone who have significant contracture do not have pain, or huge dysfunction for many tasks. So a lot depends upon whether one feels the contracture is limiting . It is important to understand the risks v benefits ...Read more

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What is dupuytren's contracture and how is it treated?

What is dupuytren's contracture and how is it treated?

Fibroproliferation: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder involving the tissues of the hand and sometimes the feet and/or genitalia. The disease is progressive, has a high family prevalence and recurrence rate. Treatment is observation for mild cases. More severe cases are treated with open surgery, percutaneous neddle apponeurotomy, or Collagenase injection. C a board certified ortho hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dupuytren's contracture?

What sort of disorder is dupuytren's contracture?

Fibroproliferative: Dupuytren's is a benign disease where normal tissue in the palm of the hand becomes diseases. It is a fibroproliferative disease, which means that the tissue becomes more active and there is an increase in the number of cells called fibroblasts. These produce extra collagen tissue which forms bumps or nodules. As the disease progresses, rope-like cords form which draw the fingers towards the palm. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

There are 3 options: Dupuytren's contracture can be treated with surgical removal of the diseased tissue and straightening of the finger. Percutaneous release of the contracted finger called needle aponuerotomy. Finally, Collagenase injection followed by manipulation can be used to correct the deformity. Dupuytren's contracture is an ongoing disease and recurrence is common with all treatments. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture in a child?

Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture in a child?

Therapy and surgery: While there is no "cure" for volkmann's contracture once it has occurred, it can be improved. Depending on the degree of contracture, it can be treated with therapy to stretch out the muscles. More severe cases may require surgery to lengthen the muscles or reposition tendons so that they function better. ...Read more

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I want someone to show me how to get rid of a knee joint contracture without surgery yet I have not had any luck. I need help.?

I want someone to show me how to get rid of a knee joint contracture without surgery yet I have not had any luck.  I need help.?

Knee contracture: Options conservatively include: stretch of quads & hams, purified omega, pt/laser/modalities, cortisone injection, Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak, manipulation. Your arthritis may limit the contracture & if severe enough, consider tka if pain is a significant factor. ...Read more

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If your finger get tight, then suddenly snaps open, is that a dupytren contracture or some sort of trigger finger?

If your finger get tight, then suddenly snaps open, is that a dupytren contracture or some sort of trigger finger?

Triggering: What you are describing sounds like "triggering" - which is the classic sign of a trigger finger. See your local orthopedic or plastic surgeon about correcting this. Dupytren's has more of a band-like tightening, and doesn't "release" like you described. ...Read more

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How to prevent post burn contracture in 2 degree burn in legs???

How to prevent post burn contracture in 2 degree burn in legs???

Contractures: Second degree burns should not result in contractures but if you're concerned, full ranging should help. ...Read more