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SPASTICITY-SPASTICITY VS. CONTRACTURE

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SPASTICITY-SPASTICITY VS. CONTRACTURE

1. Spasticity: involuntary, velocity-dependent, increased resistance to stretch.

2. Contracture: fixed resistance to passive stretching of a joint due to shortening or atrophy of muscle fibers, tendons, or scarring & fibrosis of joints.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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