Dupuytren contracture. A slow progressive contracture of the palmar fascia causing flexion of the 4 & 5th fingers; results from inherited autosomal dominant trait; occurs most often in men >50 yo, of Scandinavian or Celtic descent, and is associated c diabetes, gout, arthritis & alcoholism
Dupuytren's Contracture Facts: Via Anatomy In Motion A Dupuytren's contracture is a localized scar tissue formation in the palm. The precise cause of a Dupuytren's contracture is not known.A Dupuytren's contracture is sometimes inherited.
Joanna Harris on her battle with Dupuytren's contracture