A contracture is a tightening of muscle, tendons, ligaments, or skin that prevents normal movement.
Deformity - contracture
A contracture develops when the normally elastic (stretchy) connective tissues are replaced by inelastic (nonstretchy) fiber-like tissue. This makes it hard to stretch the area and prevents normal movement.
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