Dupuytrens is a
Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments.
The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures.
http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html treatment includes surgery, aponeurotomy and collagenase.