organic contracture

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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.
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He had only an increased left lower limb tone, a right foot drop, and a fixed contracture at the knee.
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. In most of the cases, only selective spasticity controls by soft tissue balancing surgery (OSSCS) suffice to give good outcome.
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.
Children were excluded if they had hip dislocation, fixed contractures or deformity, surgical intervention as surgical release, rhizotomy and tenotomy, Botulinum toxin injections, baclofen pump, osteoporosis, heart diseases, uncontrolled convulsions, and leg length discrepancy.
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.