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Dupuytren's contracture

Dupuytren Contracture

What is Dupuytren Contracture?

Dupuytren contracture is a localized formation of scar tissue beneath the skin of the palm of the hand. The scarring accumulates in a tissue that normally covers the tendons that pull the fingers to grip. As Dupuytren contracture progresses, more of this tissue becomes thickened and shortened.

What are the causes?

  • Diabetes
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Alcoholism

What are the symptoms?

  • Painless lump in the palm near the base of your fingers
  • Inability to fully extend the affected finger
  • Loss of normal gasping
  • A bump on edge of the thumb near the palm of the hand.

What are the treatment?

  • Stretching with heat application
  • Ultrasound Treatment
  • Anti-Inflammatory injection and mediciation