Definition of contracture
: a permanent shortening (as of muscle, tendon, or scar tissue) producing deformity or distortion
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Marra’s sister died in November after a life spent battling rheumatoid arthritis, and Marra has a physical deformity of his own to deal with: Dupuytren’s contracture, which has left some of his fingers contorted.
Other hand sculptures in the exhibit will be accompanied by before and after surgery photos of patients with conditions that deform the hand in similar ways, including Dupuytrens contracture, Apert syndrome, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
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