Editorial
Volume 12 Issue 11 - 2021
An Overlooked Ally in the War on Contractures
Jeff Hiserman PT*
Industrial Design and Physical Therapist Assistant Programs, Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA
*Corresponding Author: Jeff Hiserman PT, Jeff Hiserman PT, Industrial Design and Physical Therapist Assistant Programs, Pennsylvania College of Technology, USA.
Received: September 29, 2021; Published: October 27, 2021




Abstract

The foe, in this physiological war, is contractures. Contractures being defined as the long-term loss of joint movement caused by structural changes in the soft tissues. These soft tissues include muscles, fascia, ligaments, joint capsules, and tendons. Their development is characterized by normal elastic tissues being replaced by inelastic tissues. The result: a shortening and hardening of these soft tissue structures, progressively leading to stiffness, joint deformation, and eventually, complete loss of movement around the joint [1].

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Citation: Jeff Hiserman PT. “An Overlooked Ally in the War on Contractures”. EC Orthopaedics 12.11 (2021): 01-03.

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