Deformities & Contracture

Contracture Deformity

The contracture is developed due to the elastic tissue replacement by non-elastic or non-stretchy fibre-like tissues and makes it hard to stretch the area and prevents normal movement.

Contracture particularly occurs in the skin, the tissues underneath, and the muscles, tendons, ligaments surrounding a joint. The contracture affects the movement of the body parts as well as function in a certain body part that also causes the pain in the affected areas.

The Causes behind a Contracture

  1. Nervous system disorder, i.e., Cerebral Palsy or stroke
  2. Inherited disorders such as muscular dystrophy
  3. Nerve damage
  4. Lack of mobility
  5. Scarring after a traumatic injury or burns.

When it needs to contact our Doctor

  • With a developing contracture
  • Decreasing ability in moving the joints

The Burn Scar Contracture

The burn scar contracture is referring to the tightening of skin after a second or third-degree burn.

When a skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture. It must be treated promptly as the burn resultant contracture blocked the movement around the injured area.

The Surgical Treatment is Allowed

The burn scar contracture doesn’t go away on their own, but can improve with a passage of time if the physiotherapy and splinting is followed by the patient.

If the scar and tightness of the affected skin persisted for a long then the surgical procedure is performed to correct the contracture deformities. The technique may include the local skin Flaps (Z-plasty) or skin grafting (full thickness or split thickness).

Dr Suneet Soni of Medispa Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Centre is one of the World’s best Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon & is achieving an aesthetic result of the Contracture deformities by skin grafting and the Flaps (Z-Plasty) at an affordable cost along with the quality treatment matched with the American standard of care & hygiene.

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