Request Appointment


Ready to make an appointment? Simply complete the fields below. Someone from our office will contact you within 24-48 hours to complete scheduling.

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
*Do not use for scheduling urgent appointments. For an urgent appointment request, please call the office most convenient to you.

Dupuytren’s Contractures


Another condition named after the first surgeon to describe it, this is a connective tissue disorder of the palmar fascia (the tissue located just underneath the palm skin). Specific causes remain unknown, however, treatment typically involves releasing contractures.

Causes & Triggers

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Hand trauma
  • Heredity
  • Northern European or Scandinavian decent

Signs & Symptoms

  • Changes in appearance of palm:
    • Lump(s) at base of ring or pinkie finger
    • Lump(s) beneath skin of palm
    • Thickening of palmar fasica
  • Difficulty in fully extending fingers
  • Fingers pulled into palm
  • Inability to perform daily palm-extending activities such as shaking hands or doing dishes

Tips & Treatment

  • Men develop the condition more often than women.
  • Lumps can develop into hard “cords” that extend into the fingers.
  • Treatment may require breaking apart or removing those cords.

Related Specialties

Related Procedures

Related Physicians