Dupuytren's Contracture

If you have noticed a mass in the palm of your hand and are having difficulty straightening a digit of you hand you may have Dupuytren's contracture. This is caused by an overgrowth of the fibrous band called fascia that helps hold the tendons to your fingers in place. The fascia in your palm, when it overgrows often can scar down and adhere to various fingers making it difficult to straighten the finger. With time your finger can become more and more contracted and can eventually become fixed in a clawed position. The only treatment for this condition is surgery. If caught early the surgery can often be done under local anesthesia, with normal return of function to the finger or fingers of the hand. If the condition is advanced it can still be treated surgically with significant improvement in the hand functions. It is best to be evaluated early for best results. Please call if you feel you may have Dupuytren's contracture for a thorough evaluation and consultation.

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