What is it?

Dupuytren's contracture refers to a condition which is characterized by nodules on the palm, appearing typically close to the base of the finger. The fingers mostly affected are the ring and the small finger. These nodules may grow with time and create small indentations or pits, creating cords which later make it hard to straighten the fingers. The condition progresses slowly. It is more common in men older than 40, and is sometimes seen more in families.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Dupuytren's contracture

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms include nodules, lumps, dimples or ridges on the base of the fingers, difficulty straightening the fingers, and fingers becoming bent with time.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical examination.


Surgical treatment may be suggested for those with progression of the disease, but it usually reoccurs even after surgery.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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