DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE

By Gary M. White, MD

Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren's contracture is thickening of the palm in a linear fashion, typically affecting the ring ringer and potentially limiting its mobility.

Clinical

A fibrous hyperplasia of the palmar fascia forming dimpling, nodularity, linear cords and flexion of one or more fingers in an older man is characteristic.

Treatment

Treatment is usually carried out by a non-dermatologist. Of note, radiotherapy can be an effective and safe option for early disease [JEADV 2016;30;1694].

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Dupuytren's Contracture

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