Definición de contracture en inglés:

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contracture

Pronunciación: /kənˈtrak(t)SHər/

sustantivo

Medicine
A condition of shortening and hardening of muscles, tendons, or other tissue, often leading to deformity and rigidity of joints.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • General management of the arthritic process is important, with physiotherapy to prevent joint contracture.
  • Forearm and lower leg measurements cross joints and could be affected by joint deformity such as contracture.
  • During the immobilization of a fracture, all nonimmobilized parts must be moved to avoid stiffness, muscle atrophy and joint contractures.

Origen

Mid 17th century: from French, or from Latin contractura, from Latin contract- 'drawn together', from the verb contrahere.

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