What Is Contracture? - Definition, Symptoms & Treatment


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A contracture is a _____ of tissue, affecting movement.

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1. Which of the following is NOT known to cause contractures from forming?

2. What type of treatment is used to help rebuild muscle and increase range of motion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of how contractures affect the body by answering the questions on this quiz/worksheet combo. To pass this quiz, you will need to know about medical conditions that cause contractures, treatment options and common symptoms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can take this quiz to examine your knowledge of:

  • The definition of a contracture
  • Common causes, symptoms and treatments of contractures
  • A progressive condition that causes contracture of the fingers

Skills Practiced

Take this quiz to evaluate your ability to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about contracture conditions and treatments
  • Information recall - remember the information you've learned regarding what causes contractures
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as causes versus symptoms of contractures

Additional Learning

You can lean more information about contractures when you review the corresponding lesson titled What Is Contracture? - Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Explain what a contracture is
  • Describe types of contractures
  • Discuss diseases that cause this condition
  • Detail treatment options