People with Dupuytren's disease have trouble stretching their fingers. This is due to a connective tissue of the tendon plate in the hand. This white aponeurosis is located in the middle of the hand and because of this disease slowly contracts the flexor tendons of the fingers. Conservative treatment of Dupuytren works best through a combination of intensive physical therapy and the use of a finger splint . If it is not possible to treat this disease conservatively, there is still the option to opt for surgical treatment. A finger splint can be used both pre- and postoperatively! Inform a specialist about the possibilities.
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The word Dupuytren literally means "contraction". Dupuytren's contracture involves a contraction of the fingers. This is due to a growth of connective tissue in the palm.
In most cases it is the ring finger and little finger that are affected.
It is striking that m. Dupuytren mainly occurs in white men older than 50 years. We do not know exactly where Dupuytren's contracture comes from. In most cases, the complaints arise gradually. It starts with a rigid connective tissue strand in the palm. The strands run from the palm to the fingers. Over time (months or years), hard subcutaneous connective tissue strands may develop. The fingers will warp and are difficult to stretch. Prevent the complaints from getting worse and use this night splint for Dupuytren preventively - at least during the night!
Several treatment methods are possible. If the complaints are in a distant stage, it is possible to have surgery or to inject the tissue. Do you find out that you are just in the initial phase and are suffering from some stiff fingers? Then a finger brace / finger splint may offer the solution. The Orliman finger splint Dupuytren provides stretching and stability of the fingers. Stretching the fingers makes the fingers more mobile for everyday operations. Use this finger splint especially at night! at night people often lie in a 'contraction position' (bent). This way your finger is stretched for at least 8 hours. This prevents your complaints from getting worse!
The brace below is recommended: