Dupuytren's Contracture: Hand Exercises
What Dupuytren's Contracture Does to the Hands

What Dupuytren's Contracture Does to the Hands

Dupuytren's contracture is a slow, progressive deformity that can affect one or both hands. It typically results in a claw-like contracting of the hand with the pinky and ring finger curled into the palm. Dupuytren's contracture is caused by thickening and stiffening of the tissue underneath the skin in the palm of the hand. Most cases are diagnosed after age 50 and its more common with advancing age.

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