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Condition Overviews

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Dupuytren’s Contracture is most often a genetic condition that presents in the palm of your hand. In this condition, nodules or cords of tissue appear in this area and can cause a contracture of the fingers. Sometimes, a knot may appear without a contracture, but usually there is little pain. Typically this condition progresses slowly over the course of many years.

What causes Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Although Dupuytren’s Contracture is a common genetic condition, the true cause of this condition is yet unknown. This ailment has been linked to males over age 40 and of a Northern European descent.

What are the symptoms?

Some of the symptoms you may experience if affected by Dupuytren’s Contracture are:

  • Lumps under the skin of the palm
  • Pain under the skin of the palm
  • Fingers curl inward towards the palm
  • Inability to straighten fingers

How could Hand and Microsurgery Associates help me?

Depending on the severity of the injury, an HMA Specialist may suggest either injections or surgery.

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