Dupuytrens disease is a common condition affecting the connective tissue in the hand. (the palmar fascia) It causes the type of cell and tissue to change and results in thick cords which eventually cause the fingers to curl into the palm.
It frequently, but not always, runs in families, and can vary in how severe it is.
There is no cure for Dupuytrens disease but a variety of treatments are available to get the fingers straight again.
Treatments vary from the minimally invasive needle treatments and injections through to open surgery known as a fasciectomy.
Your treatment plan will be tailored depending on the severity of your disease and your personal requirements.
It is important not to delay seeking advice on Dupuytrens as, if left too long, it may be impossible to get the fingers out straight again.