Abnormal condition of joint flexion and fixation caused by atrophy and shortening of muscle fibers or loss of normal elasticity of skin.
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MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Contracture Deformity
Provides a definition, causes, and considerations.
Limb Contractures in Parkinsonian Patients
Medscape article on what modalities can be used to overcome the development of this condition. (February 20, 2004)
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