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How is Dupuytren's contracture diagnosed?

A physical examination of the palm by touch (palpation) confirms the presence of thickened scar tissue (fibrosis) and contracture. Restriction of motion is common. Previous burns or hand injury can lead to scar formation in the palm of the hand which can mimic true Dupuytren contracture.

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What is Dupuytren's contracture? - Dupuytren's contracture is a painless thickening and contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm of the hand and fingers.
What causes Dupuytren's contracture? - Dupuytren's contracture may be associated with cigarette smoking, epilepsy, diabetes, and alcoholism, and usually presents in middle age.
What're the symptoms of Dupuytren's contracture? - Dupuytren's Contracture typically begins as a thickening of the tissue of the palm in the form of a nodule or lump.
How is Dupuytren's contracture diagnosed? - A physical examination of the palm by touch (palpation) confirms the presence of thickened scar tissue (fibrosis) and contracture.
What's the treatment for Dupuytren's contracture? - Exercises, warm water baths, or splints may be helpful. The surgical treatment consists of removal of the diseased tissue, followed by significant hand therapy.
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