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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