Dupuytren’s disease or contracture is a condition that causes a thickening of the fascia on the palm of the hand.
The fascia or connective tissue located just beneath the skin often contracts with thickening and causes one or more of the fingers to curl forward or flex towards the palm. This condition is more common in men than in women and the cause is not known.
First symptoms are painless and usually a noticeable nodule will appear under the skin on the palm of the hand, most commonly in line with the ring and little fingers. As the disease progresses the fingers begin to curl and may or may not be able to fully straighten.
There is no cure or treatment to prevent Dupuytren’s disease or its progression, but there are treatments used to prevent further contractures of the fingers or release the contracture through a surgical procedure.
If you are experiencing Hand & Wrist pain, weakness of the Hand & Wrist, stiffness of the Hand & Wrist or night time Hand & Wrist pain, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.