Definition: Prolonged shortening of the muscle or other soft tissue around a joint, preventing movement of the joint.
coordinate IM with specific muscle or other tissue or site (IM) but not with MUSCLES, skeletal; also available are DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE; HIP CONTRACTURE; VOLKMANN CONTRACTURE & EQUINUS CONTRACTURE
ExamplesHip Contracture; Ischemic Contracture
Other names Contractures
CAS Registry & name
Muscular dystrophy, tardive, Dreifuss-Emery type, with contractures