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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Severe Contractures (Overview)

Severe contractures is a symptom in which a person has a contracture (a joint that is somewhat stuck in a particular position, due to problems with the nerves, muscles, or joint surfaces that make up that joint) that is very tight, especially if stuck in a position that interferes with adequate movement for necessary daily activities.


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I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

Dizziness is not: Usually associated with vertebral column issues though it certainly can be within the spectrum of symptoms associated with the pain produced. Would suggest you discuss this more thoroughly with your doctor as the dizziness is likely generated by another condition. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Severe Contractures (Overview)

Severe contractures is a symptom in which a person has a contracture (a joint that is somewhat stuck in a particular position, due to problems with the nerves, muscles, or joint surfaces that make up that joint) that is very tight, especially if stuck in a position that interferes with adequate movement for necessary daily activities.


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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 is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

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

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Can a severe skin dryness in some places indicate some sort of genetic condition?

Can a severe skin dryness in some places indicate some sort of genetic condition?

Possibly: Dear abosabry8, severe dryness or rough skin in a specific area of the body can be a sign of rare genetic skin diseases. However, these diseases are rare, and most people simply have dry skin. You should try to moisturize the affected area well, and you can try to apply over-the-counter Lactic Acid to remove scales. You can always seek the advice of your local dermatologists. ...Read more

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I have 2 herniated cervical discs, i suffer from severe dizziness. Is dizziness caused by hernia itself or the contractures it causes in the upper back?

Dizziness is not: Usually associated with vertebral column issues though it certainly can be within the spectrum of symptoms associated with the pain produced. Would suggest you discuss this more thoroughly with your doctor as the dizziness is likely generated by another condition. ...Read more

Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

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 ...Read more