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Hand and wrist pain can cause an immediate block on your daily activities. You use your hands for just about everything and when they become painful to use, you become greatly limited in the actions you can perform. Our providers at the Hand & Wrist Center can help you reclaim your life from your pain.
What Is Dupuytren’s Contracture?
Dupuytren’s Contracture is a thickening of the fascia tissue that is found beneath the skin – specifically the fascia in your palm and fingers. While it does not typically cause pain, it severely limits the movements which you can normally perform simple hand functions such straightening your fingers.
What Causes Dupuytren’s Disease
While the ultimate causes of Dupuytren’s Disease are largely still unknown, science says that the connective tissue responsible for covering and supporting the tendons in the palm shortens and fails to wrap totally around the finger.
If left untreated, this condition can continue to grow worse resulting in the possible loss of the ability to straighten the affected fingers.
Quick Facts About Dupuytren’s Disease
Symptoms: Pits, nodules, or cords in your palm resulting in the inability to straighten one or more fingers.
Common Causes: Most typically found in men age 40+ with Northern European ancestry leading us to believe it may be involved with biochemical factors of fascia.
Treatment Options: Collagenase injection or Xiaflex, and less commonly is needle aponeurotomy treatment and surgery.