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muscle scarring


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During healing of a muscle tear, the replacement of damaged contractile tissue with collagen tissue. The scar may result in pain, which leads to immobility and loss of extensibility of the muscle. Scarring tends to cause the muscle to shorten as it heals. If this is not corrected by progressive mobilization of damaged tissue, the muscle will be susceptible to recurrence of the tear.

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