"A contracture is a deformity that results from stiffness or constriction in the body's connective tissues. It prevents the normal movement of the associated body part. Contractures mainly occur in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin. Treatments for contractures may involve physical therapy, casts and splints to keep the joint extended, medicines to relax the joints, nerve blocks to numb the affected joint, electrical stimulation, and contracture surgery.


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Do I need skin grafting for my wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured myself when I fell from my scooter a month back. It is healing, but the doctor has said that skin grafting is required. I wanted to confirm if skin grafting is necessary or the wound would heal on its own by regular dressing. I have attached two pictures one was taken 12 day...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing both the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell you the following. The wound now is ready for skin grafting. It is clean, and the graft will be taken up very well in most areas, other than the groin. The groin will require a repea...  Read Full »

How can we treat deep burns?

Query: Hi doctor, My eight-year-old daughter has got metal burn on her cheek left side less than 1 inch above the mouth left side and nose top. The doctor advised Silverex ointment, tablet Taxim-O, and Flexon. But it was so dry and turned black when we applied the cream. Is it normal? How long will it take...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankit Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a profound third-degree burn with black eschar present. I would recommend you see a plastic surgeon. Deep burns take more than 21 days to heal, and they will improve with scar...  Read Full »

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