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Dupuytren's Disease


Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of tissue beneath the skin in the palm of the hand or hands and sometimes the soles of the feet. The thickened skin and tendons (palmar fascia) may eventually limit movement or cause the fingers or toes to bend so that they cannot be straightened.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid Pichora, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery
Last RevisedAugust 18, 2011

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