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Dupuytren Contracture of the Little Finger

Dupuytren Contracture of the Little Finger
Dupuytren Contracture of the Little Finger

This photo shows the curling in (contracture) of the little finger, which is caused by tightening of bands of fibrous tissue (called fascia) around the tendon inside the palm.

DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY