Dupuytrens disease is a condition affecting the connective tissue of the palm of the hand leading to contractures. It is most common in men.
These contractures can lead to fingers curling inwards which can affect the function of the hand.
The cause of the condition is essentially unknown but it can be associated with a family history of the disease, smoking, alcohol, liver disease and previous hand trauma.
The treatment involves surgical removal of the tight tissue in the palm of the hand. The condition has a natural tendency to recur despite treatment.