What is Contractures?

A contracture develops when the normally stretchy (elastic) tissues are replaced by non stretchy (inelastic) fiber-like tissue. This makes it hard to stretch the area and prevents normal movement. Contractures mostly occur in the skin, the tissues underneath, and the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joint areas.

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three weeks ago i hit my elbow so hard that my forearm/hand went numb, and it seemed like my hand went into contracture. i couldn't move it for...

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the given description, it seems that you suffered some sort of injury to the ULNAR nerve present at the...

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I have dupuytren's contracture with a cord on my right pinkie finger. I visited a hand surgeon twice at Wake Forest Physicians who said he was...

doctor1 MD

you need a plastic surgeon consultation . the contracture needs to be removed and you need a flap cover . so consult a plastic surgeon

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