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What is Dupuytren’s disease

Dupuytren‘s disease is a progressive condition which affects the connective tissue in the palm of the hand and the fingers.1

Dupuytren's disease is a condition that can affect your hands and fingers. Gradually it might lead to that one or more fingers are bent into the palm of the hand, often interfering with a person's ability to carry out everyday tasks such as driving, washing or shaking hands.1,2

The signs and symptoms

If you notice any of the following signs or symptoms, it is recommended that you get in touch with your doctor for advice. 19

You have trouble straightening your fingers or palm. You feel the skin of your palm becoming thick. You can feel small lumps underneath the skin in the palm of your hand. You can feel a rope-like cord underneath the skin in the palm of the hand. You notice pitting – small, but deep indentations of the skin.

How is Dupuytren’s treated?

There is currently no cure for Dupuytren's disease. However, the bend in your fingers can be straightened.

Depending on the severity of the bending, or if your hand function is significantly affected, your GP will consider referring you to a hand specialist for assessment. The specialist will discuss the different options, non-surgical and/or surgical, and together you will decide on the best treatment option for you.

Are you suspecting Dupuytren’s?

There is currently no cure for Dupuytren's disease.
However, the bend in your fingers can be straightened.

Use our symptom checker to find out more!