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- A muscle contracture is a tightening or shortening of muscles. It causes joint stiffness and can happen in any joint. You may get contractures from having to stay in bed for a long time. For example, it might happen when you have a chronic illness, a serious injury, or surgery with a long recovery time.
- true joint contractures - Joint disorder, nontraumatic NOS
- Much more rarely, there can be a Joint Contracture, which is a tightening of the tissues of the joint capsule itself (separate from muscles that insert on joint structures). We have NOT included joint contracture as a separate entity, but if present you should use Joint disorder, nontraumatic NOS for it.
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