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Dupuytren's Disease

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 ropey cord. Eventually, the disease can severely affect the hand's appearance and function, causing contracture (shown in the picture on the right).

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Last Revised March 22, 2012

Last Revised: March 22, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Herbert von Schroeder, MD, MSc, FRCSC - Hand and Microvascular Surgery

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