Dupuytren’s Disease

  • Dupuytren’s disease is a benign thickening of the fascia/fibrous tissue under the skin of the palm
  • No-one knows what causes it, and there is no known treatment that can prevent it getting worse
  • Sometimes it gets worse quickly, sometimes it takes many years
  • As the tissue tightens, the finger is pulled into the palm
  • The main criteria for surgery is whether the hand can be placed flat on the table.  If it cannot, then surgery to cut out the cord is an option
  • It is important to know that the Dupuytren’s can come back even once it is cut out

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