Dupuytren's Contracture Finger Hand

Dupuytren’s Contracture: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Dupuytren’s contracture, sometimes known as Dupuytren’s disease, is a condition that causes bumps and thick cords to develop in the palm and fingers. It is more common in people over the age of 40. Sometimes, this condition causes the fingers to bend into the palm, which can make it difficult to place the hand on a flat surface.

The lumps can be uncomfortable in some people, but Dupuytren’s contracture is not typically painful. Sometimes, no treatment is necessary for this condition. For more severe cases, treatment options may include injections, medicine or hand therapy.

Watch this short video to learn more. Read about Dupuytren’s contracture on www.HandCare.org.

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  • Barry Steinhart
    January 28, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    I was operated on for carpal tunnel with 50% success. I also have Dupuytren’s Contracture on my left ring finger, which the surgeon in my local hospital in London U.K. feels that I should just try physiotherapy, but that hasn’t worked. I have an appointment with another surgeon next week. I also suffer from higher spinal stenosis and I don’t know whether it is the Stenosis or Carpal that is causing me unbearable burning pain whenever I wake up. I wish I could be helped from this hell.

  • michelle
    April 10, 2018 at 10:44 AM

    my lump(firm)tendon developed > 1.5 years s/p carpal tunnel surgery-endoscopically done on both hands & has increased in size after a few months ago felt it. CI did not have it before surgery-could it be a complication post surgery?

    • Olga
      March 13, 2019 at 6:57 AM

      Hi Michelle. Same thing happened to me after my carpal tunnel surgery. Just showed up out of nowhere. I’m thinking same thing… Possibly surgery gone wrong.

  • Jan McGirk
    January 4, 2018 at 3:38 AM

    How effective is radiation therapy to slow or stop the progress of Dupuytren’s disease before the nodules transform into cords?

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