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Dupuytren's Contracture: Hand Exercises

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What Dupuytren's Contracture Does to the Hands

Dupuytren's contracture is a deformity that can affect one or both hands. It typically results in a claw-like contracting of the hand with the pinky and ring finger curled into the palm. Dupuytren's contracture is caused by thickening and stiffening of the tissue underneath the skin in the palm of the hand.

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Medically Reviewed By: Bass, Pat F. III, MD, MPH

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-07-03

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Dupuytren's contracture is more common in men than in women.