Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture results from progressive fibrosis of the palmar fascia. It’s fairly common (especially among those of Northern European descent). Dupuytren’s is benign, it’s not going to kill you or metastasize, but overtime the thickening and scarring results in stiffness and an inability to extend the digits (flexion contractures). The most common joint to be affected is the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint.

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