This hand deformity affects the palmar aspect of hand. The layer beneath the skin is affected and its thickening causes thickening and cord like thick band is felt in the palm. The cord like structure pulls the finger in the bent position. The little and ring fingers are commonly affected by dupuytren's contracture and fingers appear bent and it cannot be made straight. As a result, everyday activities are affected.The disease process is slow and progresses over many years. Dupuytrens contracture affect elderly males. Family history , tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes increases the risk.
Patient with Dupuytren's contracture should consult the best hand surgeon or an expert plastic surgeon. It's a clinical diagnosis and treatment is by surgery. The extent of plastic surgery depends on the extent and severity of the contracture.Best hand surgery clinic will give the desired corrections. Plastic surgery procedure for Dupuytren's contracture is generally done under regional block or general anesthesia. The surgery is a day care procedure and few follow up visits are necessary.