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With Dupuytren's contracture it is difficult not to be able to stretch the fingers completely. The striking thing is that the disease is mostly the most common in people who are older than 50 years, and often it is men who are affected by this.
The word Dupuytren literally means "contraction". With Dupuytren's contracture, there is a contraction of the fingers. This is due to a fusion of connective tissue in the palm of the hand.
In most cases, it is the ring finger and the little finger that are affected.
We do not know where Dupuytren's contracture comes from. In most cases, the complaints gradually arise. It starts with stiff connective tissue strand in the palm of the hand. The strands run from the palm to the fingers. Over time (months or years), hard subcutaneous connective tissue strands may develop. The fingers start to warp and are difficult to stretch.
Multiple treatment methods are possible. If the complaints are at a distant stage, it is possible to have surgery or inject the tissue.
Do you find out that you are just in the initial phase and suffer from some stiff fingers? Then possibly a brace solution can offer. The Orliman finger splint Dupuytren ensures stretching and stability of the fingers. By stretching the fingers, the fingers become more mobile for everyday operations.
The following brace is advised: