Lengthening of Hamstring Tendons in Knee Flexion Contractures

  • Muhammad Tariq Sohail
  • Wazahat Hussain Warraich


Contractures of joints are usual sequelae of hemophilic arthropathy. These contractures result from a combination of recurrent hemarthroses which cause fibroblastic proliferation of the capsule, progressive arthropathy, and extraarticular intramuscular bleeding episodes leading to fibrosis. Hypertrophied synovium promotes fibrillation and erosion of articular cartilage. Progressive fibrosis of synovium leads to pain, spasm, and shortening of muscles, resulting in joint contractures and restriction of joint motion [1].


Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Hamstring Tendon Joint Contracture Flexion Deformity Hypertrophied Synovium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Tariq Sohail
    • 1
  • Wazahat Hussain Warraich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, Services HospitalServices Institute of Medical SciencesLahorePakistan

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