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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