growth of fibroid tissue, nodules and chords between the fascia of the palm and the tendons and joints. Typically affects the ring finger and pinky. Frozen shoulder in the same arm and shoulder is a common parallel condition with related fibrous cell growth in the joint.

Contracting of fingers

Dupuytren's Contracture


Integumentary system
Integumentary system
Skeletal system
Skeletal system


  • Pain in hand, palm in the area of the chord and nodule
  • Pain in shoulder.
  • Restriction of movement of affected hand and shoulder
  • Contracture of the affected finger


  • Radiation Therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery
  • Fibroid dissolving drug injection
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      1965: Tonsillectomy 1968: Odd skin 2 inch rash/wheal on inside of left lower leg. undiagnosed 1978: Zadek operation, botched removal of big toenail rootbed 1980: Contracted Glandular Fever - lasted 12 months of debilitation - never fe...
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    Four years ago at age 58, I noticed slight dimpling in the palm of my left, non dominant hand, below the ring finger. Research lead me to think I had Dupuytrens given that I'm of Scottish decent. Early in 2012 I noticed a lump on the arch of my left ...
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    finger swelled for months after a thorn injury - repeated antibiotics made no difference. Lump appeared in Palm , followed by lump in foot. I worked out I have Dupuytrens and lederhose disease. However I have to see multiple different consultants and...
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    The first 2 years of lumps growing on both feet were not painful. I had an MRI to rule out cancer. The following two years were very painful. I had physical therapy with some electrodes hooked up and a pulsating anti inflamitory hooked to my feet. I'...
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    Diagnosed at age 50, but had the condition for at least a year or more before diagnosis.  After researching and finding on Facebook, I engaged with other people that had Dupuytren's and Ledderhose Disease. I found out about using Radiation Therapy a...

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