Symptoms & Signs
- Difficulty extending the fingers — the fourth and fifth fingers curl up and are unable to be easily straightened
- Painless nodule in the palm, developing into a cord-like band
- Thickening of the lines in the palms of the hands
Diagnosis & Tests
A physical examination of the palm by touch (palpation) confirms the presence of thickened scar tissue (fibrosis) and contracture. Restriction of motion is common
Dupuytren’s contracture : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Dupuytren’s contracture : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Dupuytren’s contracture : Treatment
Review Date : 7/10/2009
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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