1763 51 Compartment Syndrome and Volkmann Ischemic Contracture Milan V. Stevanovic and Frances Sharpe Acknowledgment: The authors Volkmann's contracture is a permanent flexion contracture of the hand at the wrist, resulting in a clawlike deformity of the hand and fingers. Passive extension of fingers is restricted and painful. Passive extension of fingers is restricted and painful. Volkmanns Ischemic contracture is the result of an untreated ischemic injury that causes muscle and nerve damage in the involved compartment of the extremity.
In the past, this type of contracture resulted from a supracondylar fracture of the humerus in children with a missed brachial artery injury. A Volkmann's contracture is deformity of the hand, fingers, and wrist which occurs as a result of a trauma such as: fractures, crush injuries, burns and arterial injuries. Volkmann ischemic contracture is a deformity of the hand, fingers, and wrist caused by injury to the muscles of the forearm. Causes Volkmann contracture occurs when there is a lack of blood flow (ischemia) to the forearm.
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