stretching of contractures

stretching of contractures

Etymology: AS, streccan + L, contractura, drawing together
any of several procedures for release of muscle and other structures that have been shortened because of paralysis, spasm, disuse, or fibrosis. The procedures include stretching exercises, tissue grafts, scar tissue removal, tendon transfer, and incision of a joint capsule.

stretching of contractures

Any of the techniques performed to increase the length of abnormally shortened tissues, e.g., ligaments, muscles, or joint capsules. A slow, steady, and gradually increasing force should be used.
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