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A 48-year-old female asked:

my left hand has hard calouse looking knots in the palm area. fingers are beginning to draw up. what could this condition be?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Knots : Knots or nodules in the palm associated with cords or tight bands in the palm that contribute to contracture or tightness in the fingers could be dupuytren's disease. The treatment for this benign, painless condition varies depending upon the amount of tissue involved, the degree of finger contracture, your age, general health and other factors. Id recommend speaking to your primary care physician aobut this and consider getting a referral to see a hand surgeon in your area. This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Fibromas: They are usually palmar fibromas but could be the start of dupuytren's disease.
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Dupuytren's: This is a condition that is typically seen in males of northern european decent. It can be hereditary, but does have other etiologies. Contractures can be quite severe & an evaluation by a hand surgeon is often very helpful.

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