About This Condition
In Dupuytren’s contracture, a fibrous tissue formation occurs in the palm of the hand that can cause the last two fingers to curl up.
The origin of this condition is not well understood.
Dupuytren’s contracture is initially noticed as a tender, small, hardened nodule on the palm of the hand. As it progresses, a cordlike band develops along the palm and finger, which causes the affected finger to stay in a semi-closed position.
Advanced contractures are treated with surgery; however, the recurrence rate is relatively high. Severe cases might require amputation of the affected finger.