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Dupuytren's Contracture

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Dupuytren's contracture is a hereditary disease that causes a thickening of the collagen around the tendons in the hand which causes fingers to curl (contract). Symptoms, such as itchiness or tightness, develop slowly as the tissue thickens. Mostly occurring in men over the age of 50, the condition commonly affects the ring finger and pinky.

There are a variety of surgical as well as non-surgical treatment options for this condition. Jefferson Health orthopedic surgeons are consistently rated among the best in the nation for Orthopedics by U.S.News & World Report and have long been recognized as pioneers in hand and upper extremity surgery, which can help return patients to normal activities in a fraction of the time once needed for healing.