knuckle pad


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knuckle pad

A discrete fibromatous pad appearing over a finger joint. It usually appears between the ages of 15 and 30. The etiology is unknown but trauma is not a significant factor.
See also: knuckle
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In Sweden, Skoog examined the hands of 207 patients with epilepsy and found that 42% had palmar involvement, 26% had knuckle pads, and 8% had plantar involvement (18).