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Everything you need to know to identify and treat Dupuytren’s contracture. Written in clear and simple language by hand surgeon Dr. Jean-Paul Brutus, this e-guide identifies the causes, symptoms, and different ways to treat Dupuytren’s contracture and offers recommendations on how to ease your symptoms at home.

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What are the signs of Dupuytren’s contracture?

Dupuytren’s contracture is a common condition that causes your fingers to permanently pull toward your palm due to a thickening and hardening of the connective tissue (fascia) in your hand. A characteristic sign of the condition includes cords or bumps that form on the palm. It rarely causes pain and most often affects the ring and pinkie fingers. Over time, it may become difficult for you to fully flatten your hand.

What causes Dupuytren’s contracture?

Also known as Viking disease, Dupuytren’s contracture is most often seen in people with northern European ancestry. The condition is usually genetic, as patients often present a family history of Dupuytren’s contracture. There are also cases where it seems to be brought on by an injury. Men are up to three times as likely to develop the condition and are often more severely affected.

How is Dupuytren’s contracture diagnosed?

A doctor can diagnose Dupuytren’s contracture through a physical exam and family history. Thankfully, not everyone who has the condition will develop a severe case. To monitor how the condition is progressing, put your hand flat on a tabletop. If you’re unable to fully flatten it, you have probably developed Dupuytren’s contracture. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to prevent the condition or keep it from progressing.

Is surgery always necessary?

Surgery becomes necessary when patients can no longer fully open their hands. Surgical treatment is often needed to improve hand function and can be performed using multiple small incisions to break up and remove the affected tissue. In some cases, a percutaneous needle aponevrotomy may be used without removing the affected tissue.

Will I get Dupuytren’s contracture again?

With Dupuytren’s contracture, a recurrence or worsening is likely, requiring a second surgery. Current treatments are used to slow the progression of the condition and improve mobility. Surgical success varies widely from patient to patient depending on their personal risk factors and the type of procedure. Needle aponevrotomies are fast, incision-free procedures that can ease symptoms. When this percutaneous technique is no longer an option, your doctor will need to perform a segmental fasciectomy.

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