Deformity – contracture
Definition of Contracture deformity
A contracture is a tightening of muscle, tendons, ligaments, or skin that prevents normal movement.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 8/3/2010