Dupuytren’s disease affects the tissue under the skin of the palm. It causes nodules of tissue to develop, which may stiffen, pulling the fingers into a bent position.
The condition most commonly affects the ring and little finger but can occur anywhere in the palm of the hand . One or both fingers may become bent which can make certain everyday activities difficult and uncomfortable. Dupuytren’s disease most often occurs in older men and is most common in Northern Europe. It normally progresses slowly over several years though progress is unpredictable.