Think you might know someone with Dupuytren's?

If you think that someone you know – a loved one, a friend, a colleague perhaps – has Dupuytren's disease, it is recommended that he or she get in touch with a doctor for advice. One or more of the following symptoms can be an indication of Dupuytren's disease.1


  • Trouble straightening the finger(s) or palm
  • Thickening of the skin on their palm
  • Small lumps underneath the skin on their hands
  • A rope-like cord underneath the skin in the palm of their hand 
  • The skin in the palm of their hand appears as though it is being pulled from the inside (known as tethering”) 
  • Pitting - small, but deep indentations of the skin 


Click here for a Symptom Checker that provides information on the signs to look out for.

This Symptom Checker is provided as a helpful resource, it is not intended to replace a diagnosis. It can, however, be used as a point of discussion during a visit with a doctor. Remember that only a doctor will be able to provide further information and advice on the condition and the treatment options available.

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  1. Rayan GM. J Bone Joint Surg 2007;89:189-198.