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.


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 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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