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Ehret's syndrome

Alternative eponyms

  • Ehret's paralysis

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Compensating for pain by assuming the least painful posture, resulting in muscle contractures and muscular atrophy.

Description

Also known as Ehret's paralysis. Synonyms: Postantalgic posture atrophia, postantalgic atrophy.

Paralysis developing after a period of immobilisation of muscle groups due to painful but not damaging injury. The patient compensates for pain by assuming the least painful posture, resulting in muscle contractures and muscular atrophy.

Bibliography

  • H. Ehret:
    Ueber eine functionelle Lähmungsform der peronealmuskeln traumatischen Ursprunges.
    Archiv für Unfallheilkunde, Stuttgart, 1898, 2: 32-56.

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