Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hand Going Through Therapy with PAShortening of fibrous tissue can cause a decrease in the range of motion for muscles. This is the case with Dupuytren’s contracture. Most individuals who have this condition lose the mobility of their fourth and fifth fingers, or ring finger and little finger. It can also extend to the other fingers and sometimes the thumb can be affected.

Anatomy of Dupuytren’s Contracture

The palmer fascia is a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm of the hand. It is sandwiched between the skin of the palm and the underlying tendons. The tendons allow the fingers to flex. (more…)