What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?
Dupuytren’s contractures are the abnormal thickening and tightening of the skin in the palm of your hand. This area of skin may develop into a hard knot of tissue, which can eventually cause the fingers to be permanently bent or crooked. Over time, the deformed tissue pulls one or more fingers to curl in toward your palm. The condition can affect either hand, but most commonly impacts the ring and little fingers.