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Dupuytren's Disease: Crippled fingers

 

Last updated 12/10/2021 at 9:01am

Imagine life with crippled fingers making daily living tasks very difficult. Village News/Courtesy photo

Megan Johnson McCullough

Special to the Village News

Dupuytren's contracture is a condition marked by tightening of the elastic skin (tissue) found under the skin of the palm and fingers. This tissue is called fascia and is composed of fibers that are like cords which run from the palm to the fingers. However, with this condition, the cords tighten up and contract, which causes the fingers to curl and the hand to make deformed shapes. Severe cases can cause extreme crippling of the hands.

Dupuytren's contracture can be caused by different biological factors and can be caused by Dupuytren'...



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