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Dupuytren contracture

A deformity of the hand in which the joints of one or two fingers' can't be completely straightened is characterized by a deformity of the hand; their mobility is restricted to a variety of bent positions. In particular, Dupuytren contracture results from shortening and thickening of connective tissue in the hand, including fat and bands of fibrous tissue called fascia; the skin is also involved. The most common Dupuytren contracture in males occurs after age 50. Dupuytren contracture is a common cause of only one hand, affecting the right hand twice as often as the left. Dupuytren contracture is a classic occurrence that appears as one or two small hard nodules that can be seen and felt under the palm's skin. In some affected individuals, the nodules remain the only sign of the condition, and in some cases go away without medical therapy, but in most cases the condition becomes worse. Dupuytren disease, and "Dupuytren contracture" more accurately refers to later stages of finger mobility; however, the condition is also commonly used as a generic term for the condition. In the affected hand, one-quarter of people with Dupuytren contracture experience painful inflammation or sensations of tenderness, burning, or itching. People with Dupuytren contractions are at an elevated risk of developing other disorders in which similar connective tissue abnormalities characterize other areas of the body.

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