Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening and shortening of the connective tissue underneath the skin of your palm. This leads to clawing of fingers as they are pulled towards the palm, forming a bend position.This restricts finger extension or straightening, which can complicate everyday’s activity such as buttoning up a shirt, shaking hands and handling tools.

Dupuytren's contracture may affect one or both hands, and is most common in the ring and little finger, although any finger can be affected.

Dupuytren’s contracture is a fairly common condition, and tends to occur more in men than women.

18 September, 2012