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Dupuytren’s Contracture

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that is diagnosed by spotting a tell-tale lump or pit in the palm. This usual first symptom can be painful and mostly felt at the base of the finger. The condition usually begins as a bump and can progress to form cords that will hinder movement of the fingers making it difficult to pick up change or even use a pen.Dupuytren’s can make it almost impossible to open the hand all the way or straighten out the fingers.

Dupuytren’s Contracture is treatable, but as of yet there is no cure. Minimally invasive treatment is available at Florida Hand Center in which some of the abnormal tissue is cut using a needle to allow the fingers to move appropriately.

Familiarize yourself with the treatment by watching the video of the actual procedure (graphic medical footage is contained in the video). Needle aponeurotomy, or the snipping of the fibers with the tip of a small needle under local anesthesia, is done at the office and is a safe, long lasting procedure, although in some cases the condition will recur.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at Florida Hand Center.Our specialists are highly trained and available to help.