Dupuytren’s Contracture

The abnormal thickening and tightening of tissue located beneath the skin of fingers and palm is called Dupuytrens Contracture. The tissue which is affected by Dupuytrens Contracture is known as fascia which contains tendrils of fibers.

Causes of Dupuytrens Contracture:

The Dupuytrens Contracture is medically termed as Dupuytrens disease too. The actual and definite reason is still unrevealed but there is no doubt that the connective tissue of palm is associated with some biochemical factors for causing the disease. It is basically seen after 40 years irrespective of men and women. In this case, overuse and injuries of palm and finger is not responsible rather life styles play crucial role. Have a look.

  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Epilepsy and Seizure
  • Diabetes
  • Hereditary

Treatment Procedures:

The patients of Dupuytrens Contracture dont need treatment if the problem doesnt persist severely or gradually progressed with no pain. But an observation should be needed to see whether the problem is progressing or not. Mainly the excision of finger and palm attaching cord is the target to provide the patient relief from acute pain. But the operation can be performed in several methods. Have a look on these ways.

  • Needling
  • Surgery
  • Enzyme Injection

Needling: It is needless to say that a needle is required in this process. This needle is used for breaking or puncturing the pain causing cord. In this process, no incision is needed whereas at a time more than one finger can be treated if needed.
Surgery: If seriously damaged, then other option is to remove the tissue by applying surgery. The diseased tissue detection is quite difficult but once found then surgery is good way for permanent solution.
Enzyme Injection: Enzyme injection is another way to give the patient relief from Dupuytrens Contracture. Through this enzyme cord becomes straighten and soften.