Dupuytren's Contracture


This shows the typical cord that is evident when Dupuytren's disease is more advanced and causes a contracture of the finger. As shown in this photograph, the ring finger is often involved. This problem can cause quite a bit of dysfunction in the hand.


Sometimes a pit and nodule also form in Dupuytren's disease and contracture.


Once the Dupuytren's contracture is more severe it will cause the hand to not be able to lay flat on a table top. This is called the "table top test".


There are various treatment options available for Dupuytren's disease and the contractures that occur with this problem.

Raymond Severt 2013