LEEDer Group Inc.
8508 North West 66th St.
Miami, Florida 33166 USA

Phone: 305.436.5030
Fax: 305.436.0086
E-mail Address: info {at] LEEDerGroup [dot] com

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Contracture Definitions

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LEEDer Group manufactures splints to counteract and prevent contracture for the support and bracing of weak or ineffective joints or muscles.
  • Shortening or distortion of a tissue, usually a muscle.
  • A permanent shortening of the muscles and tendons adjacent to a joint, which can result from severe, untreated spasticity and interferes with normal movement around the affected joint. If left untreated, the affected joint can become frozen in a flexed (bent) position.


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  • Inability to move a joint due to a permanent rigidity or contraction of a muscle.
  • Loss of range of motion in a joint due to abnormal shortening of soft tissues.
  • The stiffening of a body joint to the extent that the joint cannot be moved through normal range of motion.
  • A condition of fixed high resistance to passive stretch of a muscle, resulting from fibrosis of the tissues supporting the muscles or the joints or from disorders of the muscle fibers.
  • Arthritis or prolonged immobility can result in the involved joint becoming less freely moveable. Associated with shortening and wasting of muscles.
  • Permanently tight muscles with some loss of joint movement.

  • Abnormal condition of the joint where the joint is bent and will not move. Contractures are caused by shortening of muscles or tendons.
  • Tightening of muscles around a joint that restricts the range of motion.
  • Damage to a muscle or surrounding tissue that causes them to become shorter. This leads to deformity of nearby joints.
  • A tightening or pulling of skin in a band-like fashion that decreases motion.
  • A deformity of the joint sometimes seen in RA after the joint has become immobilized and its surrounding tissues have shortened or contracted.
  • Shortening of muscle, skin and other soft tissue, usually in the limbs. May occur in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease.
  • A joint deformity caused by loss of joint movement and shortening of surrounding tissues.
  • Shortening of a muscle or tendon over a joint – this limits the movement of the joint.
  • Loss of normal movement as a result of healing.
  • An abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle