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Facts on Hand (Dupuytren’s contracture) | Possible Impact of Dupuytren’s

Possible Impact of Dupuytren's

Dupuytren's contracture can make everyday activities a challenge. At first, it may not seem like it's having much of an impact. But as the contracture progresses and range of motion decreases, it may affect your ability to perform certain tasks. After a while, even signing your name can become difficult. People with Dupuytren's may develop coping mechanisms in order to avoid using the affected fingers.

Impact on daily life

People with Dupuytren's contracture have reported having trouble with the following activities. Have you?

  • Shaking hands
  • Putting things into their pants pockets
  • Fastening coats, handbags, and clothing
  • Typing on a keyboard
  • Turning doorknobs
daily life impact

What Dupuytren's contracture can mean for you

If you have Dupuytren's contracture, you might notice its effects worsening over time. As the contracture progresses, everyday tasks can become more difficult.


Many people with Dupuytren's have been forced to give up doing things they love, like playing the piano. Others struggle at work because they have trouble typing on a keyboard or using tools.