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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
40 years experience General Practice
3-4% of population: 3% to 4% of the population is the estimate.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-6% incidence: Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States. Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Lower in US: Here also is a link to an eloquent article by a very well know hand surgeon from the pre internet fame days http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/p ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
38 years experience Podiatry
Fibrous knots : Hereditary fibrous knots that will develop in the hand and sometimes feet.
Dr. E. James Bodmer
44 years experience Podiatry
Fibrosis of ligament: Some people may be predisposed to this condition. Scaring of the ligaments to the hands and feet cause them to become fibrous and contract. You may ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Fibromatosis: A hereditary disease of abnormal increase collagen formation. This primarily affects the hands causing finger contracture. It can also occur on the bo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Hereditary: Dupuytrens is an hereditary disorder found in northern europeans. It is fairly common in that ethnic group with varying degrees of penetration within ... Read More
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
3-6% in USA: Incidence is 3-6% in USA. More common in men, but women catch up in their 70's. It is a hereditary disease.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Dupuytrens disease: http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html It is common in Northern European heritage but can be seen in any ethnicity or origin. Some say th ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Dupuytrens: There is no cure . But there is treatment . See an orthopedist or orthopedic hand specialist for assistance
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
23 years experience Podiatry
Fibroma formation: It is usually inherited. But some times trauma can be the cause. But your family genes is probably the reason.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
16 years experience Rheumatology
About 1 in 20 people: Typically affects people of northern european origin, less common in other ethnicities.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Observe: Dippy tens is characterized by a significant thickening in the tendons of the palm usually at the ring or middle finger with loss of finger flexibilit ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
4 options: Depending on how severe the contractures are, there are 4 possible options. Nodules and cords without contracture can be observed. Cords with contract ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
20 years experience General Surgery
Palmar contraction : It is palmar contracture of the fingers mainly the ring and the pinky. Treatment range from radiation therapy to surgical fasciectomy.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: A contracture a of the palmar fascia of the surface of the hand that can ultimately lead to loss in the ability to fully extend the fingers.

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