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What is Dupuytren's contracture?

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Dupuytren's contracture is a condition that causes thick, tough tissue to form under the skin of the palm. The thickened, shortened tissue eventually forces some of the fingers to curl inward toward the palm, creating a hand deformity.

From: Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Flatt, A. , 2001. BUMC Proceedings

Mayo Clinic.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medscape.com.

Trojian, T. , July 1, 2007. American Family Physician

Badalamente, M. , July-August 2007. The Journal of Hand Surgery

American Association for Hand Surgery.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Flatt, A. , 2001. BUMC Proceedings

Mayo Clinic.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medscape.com.

Trojian, T. , July 1, 2007. American Family Physician

Badalamente, M. , July-August 2007. The Journal of Hand Surgery

American Association for Hand Surgery.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

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