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Facts on Hand (Dupuytren’s contracture) | Glossary


The terms defined below can be helpful in learning about Dupuytren's contracture.

Collagen [KOL uh jehn]: a protein that is normally part of many tissues in the body, like skin and fascia

Fascia [FAH shuh]: band of connective tissue, mainly collagen, beneath the skin

Nodule [NAH dyool]: a small knot or lump

Pitting: dimple or indention on the surface of the palm

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