How to use Contractures in a sentence

contractures
  • Without the movement, the pupil would develop contractures.

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  • If the muscle spasms continue, they can cause contractures (damage to muscle and/or surrounding tissue, causing deformity at a joint ).

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  • I taught self care, showed patients how to reduce contractures through exercise, and did ultrasound and splinting.

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  • No joint contractures or skeletal muscle involvement are observed in these patients.

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  • However, there is no congenital heart defect present and there are multiple contractures with overriding fingers observed with this syndrome.

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  • In the post-polio population, hip and knee flexion contractures, as well as ankle plantarflexion deformity, are the most common to develop.

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  • If muscle contractures are not treated, fixed contracture can occur, leaving the muscle permanently shortened.

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  • Tendon transfer surgery is another technique to treat contractures.

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  • Spastic, hypertonic muscles can cause serious orthopedic problems, including curvature of the spine (scoliosis), hip dislocation, or contractures.

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  • Contractures may become permanent, i.e., fixed, without some sort of intervention.

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  • Fixed contractures may cause postural abnormalities in the affected limbs.

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  • Before fixed contractures develop, muscle-relaxant drugs such as diazepam (Valium), dantrolene (Dantrium), and baclofen (Lioresal) may be prescribed.

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  • Fixed contractures are usually treated with either serial casting or surgery.

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  • Their bones are also affected, and they usually develop joint contractures (stiff joints), kyphosis (a specific type of curve to the spine), and broad hands with short fingers.

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  • Many children with MPS III develop seizures, sleeplessness, thicker skin, joint contractures, enlarged tongues, cardiomyopathy, behavior problems, and mental retardation.

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  • Exercise and physical therapy are an important part of treatment for JDMS because they help to prevent contractures, keep the child's joints flexible, and strengthen muscles.

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  • Contractures develop more slowly, over days or weeks, and may be permanent if untreated.

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  • Contractures (permanent muscle tightening) usually begin by age five or six, most severely in the calf muscles.

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  • The same pattern of leg weakness, unsteadiness, and contractures occurs later for the young man with BMD, often allowing independent walking into the twenties or early thirties.

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  • This type of muscular dystrophy usually begins in early childhood, often with contractures preceding muscle weakness.

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  • Contractures may occur, and the ability to walk is usually lost about 20 years after onset.

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  • Treatment of muscular dystrophy is mainly directed at preventing the complications of weakness, including decreased mobility and dexterity, contractures, scoliosis, heart defects, and respiratory insufficiency.

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  • Physical therapy, in particular regular stretching, is used to maintain the range of motion of affected muscles and to prevent or delay contractures.

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  • When contractures become more pronounced, tenotomy surgery may be performed.

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  • It is present at birth, and children exhibit severe contractures of the joints, resulting in limb deformity; spinal curvature; deformities of the chest wall; difficulties breathing; abnormally small jaw; and upper eyelid droop (ptosis).

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  • Surgery may be necessary for spinal curvature and severe contractures.

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