Dupuytren's disease

Picture of normal hand and hand with Dupuytren's disease

Dupuytren's disease most often affects the pretendinous bands or fascia of the hand (shown in the normal hand structure in the picture on the left). As the disease progresses, these areas can thicken and form a ropelike cord. Eventually, the disease can severely affect the hand's appearance and function, causing contracture (shown in the picture on the right).

Last Updated: March 31, 2008

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & David Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery

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