PURPOSE: Dupuytren's tissue has typically been described as being composed of myofibroblast-rich palmar nodules and relatively acellular tendon-like cords. We aimed to determine myofibroblast distribution (alpha-smooth muscle actin [alpha-SMA] positive cells) within Dupuytren's tissue and to correlate histologically defined alpha-SMA-positive nodules with digital contracture and recurrent disease. METHODS: One hundred and three digital Dupuytren's cords (72 fasciectomy, 31 dermofasciectomy) ...Expand abstract
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Myofibroblast distribution in Dupuytren's cords: correlation with digital contracture.
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