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Healthwise answeredDupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of tissue (palmar fascia) beneath the skin in the palm of the hand or hands and sometimes in the soles of the feet. Long, ropey cords and bands develop in the thickened tissue and may eventually limit movement or cause the fingers or toes to bend so that they cannot be straightened.
Rachel Rohde, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered
Dupuytren’s disease or contracture is an abnormal thickening of the fascia, or soft tissue under the skin. It often begins with firm “lumps” in the palm. “Cords” can develop, extending from the palm towards the fingers, often the ring and small fingers. Ultimately, these might cause the fingers to contract or bend into the palm. Sometimes, nodules can be seen on the knuckles of the fingers or in the soles of the feet.