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Dupuytren's Contracture Underlying Cause

The exact cause of Dupuytren's contracture is unknown. For some reason, an abnormal formation of scar tissue develops within the palm.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dupuytren's Contracture References
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