Joint contractures

Joint contractures

Stiffness of the joints that prevents full extension.
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The device uses high frequency electromagnetic induction (EMI) to generate deep heat within body tissues and is indicated for the treatment of medical conditions such as relief of pain, muscle spasms and joint contractures.
Are Joint Contractures in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Preventable?
Arthrogryposis does not have a complete cure, nevertheless, prompt and early arthrogryposis treatment, consisting of dynamic physiotherapy stretches out the joint contractures and also helps develop frail muscles.
He had prominent joint contractures of his neck, elbows, and ankles, with notable asymmetry at the ankles.
A systematic review of serial casting suggested that these treatments have the potential to reduce joint contractures in people with acquired brain injury (Mortenson and Eng 2003).
36) The most common indication for surgery was OCD, but patients also had surgery for loose bodies, joint contractures, and arthrofibrosis.
Individuals with diastrophic dwarfism have joint contractures and scoliosis from birth or early infancy.
He's just 15 but has overcome joint contractures and a spinal abnormality to achieve academic and sporting success.
Joint contractures may develop within days or weeks of onset, likely resulting from facial and muscle fibrosis, Dr.
Challenges: Joel was born with arthrogryposis, a muscle disorder that causes multiple joint contractures, or limitations in the range of motion of a joint.
6,29) The benefits of high-dose radiation should be balanced with its potential side effects, which include postirradiation fibrosis, joint contractures, neuropathy, radiation-induced sarcoma, and disturbance of physeal growth plates in younger patients.
There are no first-degree or second-degree relatives with excessively tall stature, joint contractures, or joint dislocations.

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