Volkmann, Richard von

Volkmann, Richard von

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Ger. surgeon, 1830–1889.

Volkmann contracture

Degeneration, contracture, fibrosis, and atrophy of a muscle resulting from injury to its blood supply; usually seen in the hand. Synonym: ischemic paralysis

Volkmann deformity

Congenital tibiotarsal dislocation.

Volkmann splint

A splint used for fracture of the lower extremityconsisting of a footpiece and two lateral supports.