Treating Dupuytren's Contractures
What is a Dupuytren's contracture? Dupuytren's contracture, occasionally called Dupuytren's disease, is a thickening and contraction of the palmar fascia, the fibrous bands on the palms of your hands. This condition was named after Baron Dupuytren (1777-1835), surgeon of Louis the 18th and Charles the 10th. He reported the first account of the disease in 1831. With Dupuytren’s contractures, the connective tissue in your hands becomes extremely thick, causing your fingers to curl inward…
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