What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?
Dupuytren's contracture is an enlargement of the fibrous tissue under the skin of the palm and fingers.
What are the causes?
The cause of Dupuytren's contracture is not known. There are factors that can contribute with this condition:
- Most common in people of Northern European (English, Irish, Scottish, French, Dutch) or Scandinavian (Swedish, Norwegian )
- Associated with drinking alcohol
- Associated with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and seizures.
- Increases in frequency with age
Who can be affected?
More common in men than in women
What are the symptoms?
- Bands of tissue
- Curled fingers
How is’t diagnostic?
Basically just whit a simple medical examination.
How can be treated?
Steroid injection of corticosteroid a powerful anti-inflammatory medication may help relieve the pain.
Surgery for Dupuytren's contracture consist of removes the enlargement bands to help restore finger motion.