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an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle

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Moreover, scoliosis and/or contractures were demonstrated in 6 of 38 children.
These advantages include better color and texture match, better functional recovery, lesser incidence of contractures and pigmentation, more durability and resilience to trauma, lesser donor site morbidity and better patient satisfaction9,10.
The factors contributing to the development of elbow contractures include the severity of the trauma, intra-particular damage, and length of immobilization [11].
The pathogenesis in this condition is transplacental shift of maternal antibodies into the foetal circulation, which acts against the acetylcholine receptors in the foetus, thereby inhibiting their function and causing injury to foetal muscle, thereby causing weakened foetal movements in utero and development of contractures.
11,12) Generally, surgery for DC should be performed on an affected MCP joint if the contracture is 30[degrees] or greater, or on PIP joint contractures with functional disorder or neurovascular involvement.
We describe an intractable case that was preliminarily diagnosed with PsA without typical psoriatic skin lesions combined with Dupuytren's disease including bilateral thumb web and plantar fascia contractures.
Test Dega defines "the contracture of the shoulder" [8].
While careful consideration of the potential outcome should be given when using this technique for intrinsic contractures, our results show that for extrinsic contractures with an extension deficit, the limited lateral approach provides a safe reliable way of restoring a functional range in a high percentage of patients.
Neck extension for airway management prior to anaesthesia is also an issue, especially if the patient has had head and chest contractures which may prevent the full tilt of the head required for endotracheal intubation (Jasper, 2009).
2 Mutation of this gene protein disrupts the formation of basement membranes, subsequently hyalinization of various body tissues like skin, joints, and bones and leads to development of skin papules, gingival hyperplasia, osteolytic lesions in bones, and joint contractures.
She had contractures of elbows, knees and shoulder joints, restricting the movements of these joints.
Gilpin's study included 12 patients with three or more fixed-flexion contractures of 20% or greater in the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and/ or metacarpophalangeal (MP) joints on the same hand.
The company's phase IIIb study is an open-label study that is designed to assess the safety and efficacy of concurrent administration of two injections of XIAFLEX into the same hand of subjects with at least two Dupuytren's contractures caused by palpable cords.
The Phase IIIb trial is an open-label study designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of concurrent administration of two injections of XIAFLEX into the same hand of subjects with at least two Dupuytren's contractures caused by palpable cords.