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Volkmann's contracture


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Shortening of muscles in the hand and forearm with loss of power caused by an inadequate arterial blood supply resulting from an injury or a constriction (e.g. from a bandage that is too tight). A similar condition can occur in the foot. The condition is named after a German surgeon, R. von Volkmann (1830–1889).

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.


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