A bending or curling of your fingers downward toward your palm. This is caused over time by a thick cord that extends from your palm into your fingers.
A symptom of Dupuytren’s that looks like a rope and may appear in the palm of your hand. Caused by a thickening of tissue below your skin.
Dupuytren’s contracture (du-pwe-TRANZ) (con-TRAK-shur)
Metacarpophalangeal (met-uh-KAR-poe-FAH-len-jay-ahl) joints at the bottom of each of your fingers, where your finger meets your palm. Dupuytren’s contracture commonly affects MP joints.
A lump or knot that appears below the skin of your palm and is often one of the first signs of Dupuytren's.
Proximal interphalangeal (PROCKS-ee-mahl inter-FAH-len-jay-ahl) joints in the middle of each of your fingers. Dupuytren’s contracture commonly affects PIP joints.
A dimpling on the skin of your palm, which can be one of the early signs of Dupuytren’s.
A simple test to determine if you may have Dupuytren’s contracture. Lay your palm flat on a table. If you cannot lay your hand completely flat, you may have Dupuytren’s contracture.
Another name for Dupuytren’s contracture, so called because the condition is more common in people with Northern European (“Viking”) ancestry.