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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  • 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?

  • 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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