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Infected surgical scar on a 55-year-old man's hand, one week after surgery. The surgery was carried out to correct Dupuytren's contracture, a disorder caused by the thickening and shortening of tissues under the skin of the palm of the hand that causes difficulty in extending the fingers. Surgical intervention is required to correct the conditon.
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