contracture contracture

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle

Usage(s):

  1. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher underwent an hourlong operation on her right hand to correct Dupuytren's contracture, a condition in which her pinky was drawn toward the palm.
  2. Physical activity should be encouraged to stimulate the appetite, prevent muscle contracture and bone fractures and promote sleep.

News

  • Gareth Bale's Injury Woes Make Welsh Star's Real Madrid Switch Easier for All

    Gareth Bale ’s transition from Tottenham to Real Madrid hasn’t gone without a hitch. Despite netting in his Los Blancos debut against Villarreal, the Welshman’s continued injury problems have emerged as a source of great frustration for those at the Bernabeu . As reported by Sky Sports , Bale's recently confirmed muscle contracture sees his fitness come under the spotlight once more. Although a ...
    on October 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  • Plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia says, "She probably has had her implanted breasts treated for capsular contracture which involves removing the scar capsule around the implants plus or minus an exchange of those implants. This is a frequent problem...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Dr John Source: Make Me Heal

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