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Dupuytren’s Contracture can be the result of genetics or age, and can make performing even small tasks very difficult. If you think you may have this condition, our team of hand specialists can help with diagnosis and advanced treatments.

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a bothersome hand condition that is characterized by lumps in the palm, nodules under the skin that form cords of tissue, and fingers that pull towards the palm. The condition can make it very difficult to perform even the most common activities, such as washing your hands or greeting someone with a handshake. If you think you may have Dupuytren’s Contracture, our specialists at Regency are able to diagnose and treat you. 

Who is most likely to develop Dupuytren’s Contracture?

  • Men develop this condition more than women
  • Those who are affected are generally over the age of 40
  • Those who are Northern European and Scandinavian are more likely to develop the condition
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture is often hereditary

How Dupuytren’s Contracture develops

The causes of the condition are unknown, but Dupuytren’s Contracture happens when abnormal tissue develops in the flexible area of the skin near the base joints of the fingers. The abnormal tissue can result in nodules and hard cords that force the fingers to pull towards the palm of the hand.

Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment

Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture will depend on how severe the specific case is. Sometimes steroid injections or needle aponeurotomy are good solutions, and they are all that is needed. However, if the condition becomes more severe, it can greatly impact your life and surgery may be needed.

In surgery to correct Dupuytren’s Contracture, an incision is made in the palm, and the cord of tissue is divided. This reduces the contracture and helps the patient regain movement of the finger.

Why choose Regency Specialties?

Regency Specialties includes an outstanding team of hand surgeons. Our goal is to deliver the highest level of care and availability with the top specialists in Arizona. As a patient-centric practice that values each and every individual we see, we promise the very best service and results. We keep your safety and wellbeing in mind at all times, and you will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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