A not so common, yet debilitating, the disease is known as Dupuytren’s (du-pwe-TRANZ) contracture, is a deformity of the hands that can develop over a long period of time. This affliction is most common in older men, particularly of Northern European descent, and mainly affects the two fingers farthest from the thumb. The condition develops when knots of tissue form under the skin that can eventually create a thick cord pulling one or more fingers into a bent position.
There are several treatments that can be used to slow the progression and relieve symptoms of the disease. The team of skilled nurses at Connolly Care can provide assistance for those who are more severely affected and are unable to utilize their hands for typical, everyday purposes. If you or a loved one suffer from this ailment, contact Connolly Care to learn about your options.