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Dupuytrens Contracture

 
 
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Dupuytrens Contracture

What is Dupuytrens Contracture?

Dupuytrens contracture is a thickening of tissue in the palm and if it progresses one or more fingers bend into the palm and cannot be straightened out.
 
Symptoms
Symptoms
  • Thickening of the tissue on the palm of the hand
  • In progressed cases bending of the fingers

Cause
  • The cause of the disease is not known but it is more common in European countries then the rest of the world. It is though factors such as obesity or diabetes or alcohol dependence may be a contributing factor
Treatment
  • Splinting may help with this condition
  • Treatment is generally not needed unless the fingers have contracted, where surgery may be used to correct the fingers
 
 
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