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What is the first sign of Dupuytren's contracture?

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The first sign of Dupuytren's contracture is a hard knot or lumps of connective tissue that form under the skin of the palm. These lumps might feel tender to the touch, but they usually aren't painful. Over many years, the knots become bands of thick tissues. The bands extend up the fingers -- usually the ring and pinky fingers, although it can affect other fingers.

From: Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Flatt, A. , 2001. BUMC Proceedings

Mayo Clinic.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medscape.com.

Trojian, T. , July 1, 2007. American Family Physician

Badalamente, M. , July-August 2007. The Journal of Hand Surgery

American Association for Hand Surgery.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Flatt, A. , 2001. BUMC Proceedings

Mayo Clinic.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medscape.com.

Trojian, T. , July 1, 2007. American Family Physician

Badalamente, M. , July-August 2007. The Journal of Hand Surgery

American Association for Hand Surgery.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

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