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Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren's contracture is a fairly common condition that occurs when the connective tissue or fascia under the skin begins to thicken and shorten. As the tissue tightens, it may pull the fingers down towards the palm of the hand. In some individuals, the condition may progress until the involved fingers become disabled.

Our Approach to Dupuytren's Contracture

Mild cases of Dupuytren's contracture do not need treatment. If the condition progresses to the point where it restricts normal use of the hand, we can treat it with surgery.

Our team includes highly trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the hand, wrist and arm. Using state-of-the-art techniques and technology, they offer several approaches to releasing the contracted tissue and improving hand function.

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UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.