Characterized by nodular or poorly defined aggregates of mature to somewhat immature fibroblasts dispersed throughout dense collagen, causing irregular or nodular subcutaneous thickening of the plantar fascia.
On MR, this appears as a nodular thickening of the plantar aponeurosis, which has low to intermediate signal intensity on both T1 and T2W images. Central increased signal intensity may be present.
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Keloids are raised, reddish nodules that develop at the site of an injury. After a wound has occurred to the skin both skin cells and connective tissue cells (fibroblasts) begin multiplying to repair the damage.
Ledderhose Disease Disorder of unknown etiology characterised by local proliferation of abnormal fibrous tissue in the plantar fascia. This tissue is locally aggressive and progressively replaces the normal plantar aponeurosis.
Peyronie's Disease is a curvature, lump or hard area observed in the penis. Painful erections and penile pain are also symptoms of this condition.
Trigger Finger is caused by a thickening on the tendon catching as it runs in and out of the sheath. The most common cause is tenosynovitis.
Dupuytren's Contracture is a thickening of deep tissue (fascia) which passes from the palm into the fingers. Shortening of this tissue causes "bands" which pull the fingers into the palm.
Frozen Shoulder is shoulder joint that is significantly limited in its range of motion in all directions. The range of motion is limited not only when the patient attempts motion, but also when the doctor attempts to move the joint fully while the patient relaxes.
Hypertrophic Scar looks similar to a keloid. Hypertrophic scars are more common. They don't get a big as keloids, and may fade with time. They occur in all racial groups.
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