It is associated with ankylosis of the joint, or contracture of the soft parts or both.
The mechanism for maintaining the symptoms—the pains, the paralysis or contracture.
In his opinion, the eye mobility negatived any idea of contracture consequent on central lesions.
contracture may occur in the muscles affected after the spasms cease.
Six months later the same position was maintained, but the contracture disappeared under an anæsthetic.
A contracture is then developed, and it may be transferred to the opposite limb by the approach of a magnet.
The suspension of this tonic tic by volitional effort accentuates its distinction from contracture.
Their characteristic feature is the fact of the contracture being voluntary in origin.
contracture con·trac·ture (kən-trāk'chər)
An abnormal, often permanent shortening, as of muscle or scar tissue, that results in distortion or deformity, especially of a joint of the body.