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What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bruising & soreness

Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed.
The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site.

In brief: Bruising & soreness

Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed.
The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site.
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Botox contracture

If a scarring condition causes a conracture, then Botox may not help if the muscle is not contracted but the dermal collagen has been produced in more quantity.
Furthermore, if Botox is injected into a muscle, even if it is in spasm, and the Botox helps reduce the spasm, it may inhiibit important functitons of that muscle for up to four months!

In brief: Botox contracture

If a scarring condition causes a conracture, then Botox may not help if the muscle is not contracted but the dermal collagen has been produced in more quantity.
Furthermore, if Botox is injected into a muscle, even if it is in spasm, and the Botox helps reduce the spasm, it may inhiibit important functitons of that muscle for up to four months!
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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