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CONTRACTURA VOLKMANN [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Symptoms (Medicine)
  • Muscles and Tendons
DEF

Degeneration, contracture, fibrosis, and atrophy of a muscle resulting from injury to its blood supply; usually seen in the hand.

OBS

The term "Volkmann's contracture" was recommended by the Medical Signs and Symptoms Committee.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Symptômes (Médecine)
  • Muscles et tendons
DEF

Contracture ischémique des muscles de l'avant-bras entraînant une flexion des doigts en crochet du fait d'une contusion de l'artère humérale au coude ou d'un plâtre mal adapté ou mal surveillé.

OBS

Le terme «syndrome de Volkmann» a été privilégié par le Comité de sémiologie médicale.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Síntomas (Medicina)
  • Músculos y tendones
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