In this video from Scleroforums, learn more about scleroderma and sclerodactyly from Amanda Thorpe for the International Scleroderma Network.
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) can cause swelling, thickening and hardening of the fingers and/or toes.
They may eventually become frozen into an immovable claw, which is called sclerodactyly. Sclero means hard, and dactyly means fingers or toes.
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