Dupuytren’s Contracture

Is the formation of scar tissue under the skin at the palm of the hand that causes thickening and shortening of the fascia around the finger tendons leading to the fingers being pulled into flexion. It can be difficult to open your hand fully and can begin as a lump at the base of the fingers. The treatment depends on the severity and the underlying condition of the individual but can include stretching, heat, splinting and ultrasound.