Dupuytren’s Disease

October 16th, 2013 by tmgadmin

Dupuytren’s disease is a condition that results from an abnormal thickening of the fascia of the palm. This fascia is a structure that anchors the skin to the underlying structures to keep the palmar skin from sliding loosely like the skin on the back of your hand (which would make it particularly difficult to grip, for example, a screwdriver). Dupuytren’s does not involve tendons directly, but it can become wrapped around nerves and cause the overlying skin to change. Dupuytren’s can also cause skin thickening over the knuckles (knuckle pads), or cords or nodules on the bottom of the feet (plantar fibromatosis).

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