Dupuytren's Disease: Crippled fingers
Last updated 12/10/2021 at 9:01am
Megan Johnson McCullough
Special to the Village News
Dupuytren's contracture is a condition marked by tightening of the elastic skin (tissue) found under the skin of the palm and fingers. This tissue is called fascia and is composed of fibers that are like cords which run from the palm to the fingers. However, with this condition, the cords tighten up and contract, which causes the fingers to curl and the hand to make deformed shapes. Severe cases can cause extreme crippling of the hands.
Dupuytren's contracture can be caused by different biological factors and can be caused by Dupuytren'...