What is Dupuytren’s contracture?
Dupuytren’s contracture (Dupuytren’s disease) causes one or more fingers to bend inwards towards the palm of the hand. It can affect one or both hands and it sometimes affects the thumbs. Though the disease usually affects one finger most vigorously, the resulting restriction can limit the flexibility of neighbouring fingers and larger areas of the hand. Men are reported to be far more likely to have the disease than women.