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It may be time to see a Hand Specialist as soon as you notice changes in your hand. As your Dupuytren’s contracture progresses, it may become difficult to use your hand(s) for daily tasks and activities such as shaking hands, driving, texting, typing, buttoning shirts, or washing your face, among other things.
Don’t wait for your Dupuytren’s contracture to limit your ability to move your finger(s) before seeking treatment.
One simple way to see if you may have Dupuytren’s contracture is to try to lay your hand flat against a tabletop—you can try it from anywhere. If you can’t lay your hand (palm and fingers) flat, it may be time to talk to a Hand Specialist because you may have Dupuytren’s contracture.
There are options beyond surgery to treat Dupuytren’s contracture that can be less invasive with different recovery times.
However, not all Hand Specialists are specifically certified to provide all nonsurgical treatment options for Dupuytren's contracture. That’s why it’s crucial to speak with a Hand Specialist who understands your needs. Together, you can work toward a treatment that’s right for you.
The physical effect of Dupuytren’s contracture
The emotional effect of Dupuytren’s contracture
Advice from real people with Dupuytren’s contracture