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Dupuytren's Contracture

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  • This condition occurs when the tissue located in the palm of the hand overgrows and forms nodules.  The cause is unknown, and usually occurs in men over 50 years old.  It is most common in those with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, Epilepsy, HIV Infection, liver Cirrhosis, Tuberculosis, and Alcoholism, and in smokers.

  • Nodular or cord-like thickening of one or both hands
  • Tightness in the ring or pinky finger -- there may be some difficulty opening these fingers all the way

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery is sometimes necessary

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