Dupuytren’s Contracture

About Dupuytren’s Contracture:

Dupuytren’s contracture is a deformity in the hand that typically develops over the course of years. The condition affects a layer of tissue lying under the skin of the palm and knots of the tissue begin to manifest under the skin. This eventually makes a thick cord-like abnormality that can bend a finger or fingers, mainly the ring finger and pinky, in a fixed position. The fingers that are affected are unable to be completely straightened.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Painless lump in the palm of the hand and/or along the finger
  • Inability to fully extend the affected finger

How is it Treated?

  • Possible office injection procedure
  • Surgical removal is often considered. Contact an orthopedic specialist to explore options

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