Dupuytren's Contracture

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Dupuytren's contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops over years. Dupuytren's contracture mainly impacts both fingers farthest from the thumb, and occurs usually in older men of Northern European descent. As it proceeds, the skin on your palm might appear lumpy or puckered. In later stages of Dupuytren's contracture, cables of tissue kind under the skin on your palm and can prolong approximately your fingers. Both fingers farthest from the thumb are most frequently affected, though the middle finger can be entailed. Dupuytren's contracture can occur in both hands, though one hand is usually affected more badly. Your finger might not be completely straight after treatment and may not be adaptable and as strong as it used to be. You may: have a cast or assistance on your hand for a few days; have some pain, stiffness, wounding and swelling for a few weeks; require to put on a splint while resting for 3 to 6 months; be recommended to do hand exercises for up to 6 months, you might be referred for physiotherapy. You can typically start using your hand again after a couple of days. A lump or nodule shows up on the palm, usually near to the base of the ring or little finger. There is rarely any associated pain. Sex, men are three times as likely to develop disease and are more likely to have the condition with more severity. Ancestry, those with Scandinavian or celtic origins are at increased risk. Certain clinical conditions, people with diabetic issues and epilepsy have a higher incidence of the condition, while those with rheumatoid arthritis have lower occurrence.

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