Volkmann's ischaemic contracture

Volkmann's ischaemic contracture

Shortening, weakening and FIBROSIS of forearm muscles as a result of loss of blood supply, usually following a fracture of the upper arm bone or an elbow injury. The effect is a fixed and disabling deformity with bending of the wrist and fingers. Treatment is difficult and involves major surgery. (Richard von Volkmann, 1830–89, German surgeon).
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One case was a case of Volkmann's ischaemic contracture of left forearm.
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