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Dupuytren's Contracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

When to See a Doctor

Dupuytren's contracture is not a dangerous condition, but it can be disabling if it becomes severe.

Call your doctor for an appointment if:

  • You have one or more lumps in your palm, whether or not it is painful.
  • You have difficulty straightening your fingers.
  • You have difficulty grasping objects.
  • You cannot place your hand flat on a table or place your hand in your pocket.

 

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on December 27, 2013

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