Dupuytren contracture pictures
What does Dupuytren’s contracture look like?
Pictures of Dupuytren’s contracture show palm lumps, finger cords and finger flexion deformity
Before displaying several Dupuytren contracture pictures, it will be helpful to explain that there are three primary features associated with this chronic hand problem. These are the features that appear in pictures of Dupuytrens contracture:
- Dupuytren nodule – these lumps on the palm surface often look like a callus or perhaps melted wax. Typically, they are located at the base of the ring (4th) or pinky (5th) fingers. The skin often appears dimpled or depressed along with a slightly raised surface. It will often appear to be a slightly darker color due to the thickening of the tissue that is taking place, similar to a callus. Later, as the condition progresses, more clearly defined edges develop, as well as deeper depressions or dimples, and greater thickness over time.
- Dupuytren finger cord – this important feature is not directly not visible on the palm. It is below the surface of the skin. However, the finger cord raises the skin surface like one of the larger ligaments on the inside surface of the wrist or the bend of the elbow, as when making a tight fist or lifting something heavy. A finger cord extends from the upper palm at one end, to the base of the finger at the other end.
- Finger flexed and cannot be straightened – as the finger cord becomes thicker sand shorter the finger becomes progressively more bent. Consequently, the finger curls down toward the palm. This interferes with any use of the involved finger(s). Pain is of variable duration and intensity. Over time the finger(s) will slowly and progressively become bent, unable to straighten completely. As a result, the finger(s) take on a claw-like appearance.
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Eliminate the Dupuytren’s nodule with safe natural treatment
Great news! It is important for anyone with Dupuytren to understand that Dupuytren can self-heal. The body self-heals an unknown percent of early Dupuytren disease. Also, self-healing can even reduce older, larger palm nodules and cords of Dupuytren’s contracture.
Surgery is not always necessary to eliminate the Dupuytren’s nodule. Since 2002 the Dupuytren Contracture Institute has helped people who struggle with an expanding and tightening lump on the palm. Those who closely follow the DCI treatment strategy early can do rather well. DCI hears from 8-10 people who use our large treatment plan reporting they see moderate to marked reduction of their signs and symptoms of Dupuytren, for every one report of failure.
We find that the larger the treatment plan, and the closer a person follows DCI treatment suggestions, the better the Dupuytren self-heals. For information about DCI treatment plans. Safe natural healing without side effects or recurrence.
Purpose of Dupuytren’s contracture photos
No picture of Dupuytren contracture will look exactly like what you might be experiencing. Therefore, these Dupuytren contracture pictures are not a substitute for a medical diagnosis.
The purpose of the Dupuytren’s disease pictures that follow is for your general knowledge. Use them to compare or confirm what you are seeing and experiencing. Also, you can see just how severe the finger contracture and hand deformity can be. In the early stages of Dupuytren’s contracture is worried about the small – and sometimes large – changes in the appearance of the hand. Not knowing about a problem and how bad it can become can be the worst part of a condition like this.
If you have not yet visited your doctor to have your hand lumps examined, allow these Dupuytren pictures to motivate you to seek prompt medical attention and a doctor’s opinion about your problem. Perhaps after studying these Dupuytren contracture images, you will feel relieved you are not so bad off in comparison to other people’s situation.
Please feel free to contribute your own Dupuytren contracture pictures to DCI for inclusion on this page.