Most people have never heard of Dupuytren’s contracture, which is an abnormal thickening of the tissue in the hand, but it’s not a rare condition. It’s estimated to affect 5 percent of people in the United States and is three to 10 times more common in those of European descent, notes the U.S. National Library… Continue reading Signs You May Have Dupuytren’s Contracture
How Dupuytren’s Contracture Is Treated
Dupuytren’s contracture is a deformity of the hand that results when fibrous connective tissue called fascia begin to thicken in the palm and fingers. “Patients develop greater and greater amounts of scar tissue that can pull on itself, or contract. Unlike a rubber band that can snap back, this tissue ends up getting tighter and… Continue reading How Dupuytren’s Contracture Is Treated
Quiz: Should You Get Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture?
Dupuytren’s contracture, the connective tissue disease that can cause the fingers of the hand — most often the pinky and ring fingers — to curl inward toward the palm, can progress at different rates from one individual to another and affect people differently. “One of the things I stress with patients is that it’s incredibly… Continue reading Quiz: Should You Get Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture?