organic contracture

(redirected from fixed contracture)

or·gan·ic con·trac·ture

contracture, usually due to fibrosis within the muscle that persists whether the subject is conscious or unconscious.
Synonym(s): fixed contracture

or·gan·ic con·trac·ture

(ōr-gan'ik kŏn-trak'shŭr)
Contracture, usually due to fibrosis within the muscle, which persists whether the patient is conscious or unconscious.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Toe walking, a form of limp characterized by a fixed contracture of the Achilles tendon, is normal up to age 2 or 3 years.
This concept of surgery along with well-structured therapy program gives rise to desired results in most of the properly selected patients with fixed contracture.
believed that fixed contractures of the associated soft tissues whether primary or secondary serve to prevent spontaneous rearrangement of bony malposition.
The outcome in this study suggests that patients with severe flexion contracture after TKA for more than 6 months, especially those who develop fixed contractures, may not be appropriate candidates for this treatment protocol, which could lead to a persistent and uncorrectable deformity.
His arms and legs are weak with fixed contractures and deformities.
When fixed contractures and bone deformities occur, orthopedic surgery such as tendon releases and osteotomies will be indicated.
If treatment for triggering or median nerve compression is delayed, permanent damage to the median nerve and fixed contractures of the distal interphalangeal joints may occur.