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Dupuytren's contracture surgery. Surgeon irrigating the hand of a patient after corrective surgery for Dupuytren's contracture. This disorder causes one or more fingers to become fixed in a bent position. It occurs when tissue in the palm of the hand thicken and shorten, preventing the tendons attached to the fingers from moving freely.
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