Dupuytren's contracture

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This is either someone flexing their 4th and 5th fingers, or someone with Dupuytren's contracture. Probably the latter, or this would be the "People using their fingers" page.

What is Dupuytren's contracture?


It's a fixed flexion deformity of the hand, where fingers bend towards the palm, and can't be straightened. It's due to the connective tissue in the hand getting all hard and non flexible.

Usually it affects the little finger, and the ring finger. If its really bad, it can be the middle finger too, but not the other fingers.

Who gets it?

There are basically two groups: