Board-certified hand specialist Damon Adamany, MD, and John Elway offer some tips.
If you think you may have Dupuytren’s contracture, it’s important to talk to a hand specialist about your options. But you may be wondering when you should contact a hand specialist.
You should speak with a hand specialist when you see changes in your hand, such as those listed below.
Before the contracture, you may see these changes in your palm:
You may see these changes in your fingers:
Board-certified hand specialist Damon Adamany, MD, talks with pro golfer Tim Herron about treatment options.
For some people, Dupuytren’s contracture may progress slowly over years. For others, progression may happen much more quickly.
Every hand is unique, but the signs that you may have Dupuytren’s contracture are noticeable. Talk to a hand specialist if you: