This is a condition of the palmar fascia
, the tissue right beneath the skin of your palm.
Dupuytren's contracture (DC) is a benign fibroproliferative disease that affects the palmar fascia.
Ultrasonography and color Doppler imaging revealed thickening of both tendon sheaths and superficial palmar fascia with high vascularity and heterogeneity.
With time, fibrosis increases and forms longitudinal bands on palmar fascia
resulting in flexion deformity of one (middle finger most commonly) or more fingers.
He has also had curious success in resolving Dupuytren's contracture, or palmar fibromatosis--a thickening of the palmar fascia
that causes fingers (usually the ring or little finger) to bend involuntarily toward the palm.
It then fuses with the palmar fascia distal to the carpus (Fig.
The latter continues as the palmar fascia, strongly attached to both borders of the metacarpal bones III & IV, and then continues as the digital fascia.
ADUPUYTREN'S is marked by an abnormal scarring and shortening of the palmar fascia
- a tough layer of connective tissue beneath the skin which ordinarily allows tendons to move smoothly when you flex your fingers.
7] The proportion of type III collagen increases with the degree of involvement of palmar fascia.
Comparing the biomechanical behavior of normal palmar fascia with that of cords, an increase of residual strain (strain value after complete removal of load), hysteresis loop (area between the loading and unloading branch of the load-strain relationship normalized for strain energy), the time constant, and the viscous stress component was observed.
Distally its long thin tendon forms the superficial portion of the mid palmar fascia
In December 1831, Dupuytren presented his findings on the contracture of the palmar fascia
at the Hotel Dieu.