Passive movements for the treatment and prevention of contractures.

  title={Passive movements for the treatment and prevention of contractures.},
  author={Rama K R Prabhu and Narasimman Swaminathan and Lisa Anne Harvey},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Contractures, a common complication following immobility, lead to restricted joint range of motion. Passive movements (PMs) are widely used for the treatment and prevention of contractures; however, it is not clear whether they are effective. OBJECTIVES The aim of this review was to determine the effects of PMs on persons with contractures or at risk of developing contractures. Specifically, the aim was to determine whether PMs increase joint mobility. SEARCH METHODS We searched… CONTINUE READING
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