Dupuytren Foundation

Patients and Families

Dupuytren disease runs in families. Find our what this means for you and how your story can help the effort to find a cure.

Scientists and Clinicians

Our goal is research for a cure. Join the effort. Access our repository of all Dupuytren publications.

Sponsors and Advocates

Raise awareness. Educate the public. Help us fund the research we need to find a cure.

The Dupuytren Community Needs Your Help.

Your story is important. Enroll in the International Dupuytren Data Bank. Support the effort: your charitable gift can make a difference right now. Spread the word: request educational brochures to distribute. Share on social media. Contact the Dupuytren Foundation directly info@Dupuytrens.org, or call 949-287-3387 to discuss ways that you can work to help find a cure.

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Heads and Hands: Biomarkers

Biomarkers are the focus of Dupuytren Foundation research – the International Dupuytren Data Bank.


The Future is Coming!

Improving the Future of Dupuytren Care
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About Dupuytren

About Dupuytren

Dupuytren’s contracture is a benign condition which causes a tightening of the flesh beneath the skin of the palm and can result in permanently bent fingers. There is a sheet of tissue just under the skin of the palm which is stuck to the under surface of the skin of the palm. This layer, called fascia, reinforces the skin of the palm. The medical definition of Dupuytren’s is a specific condition characterized by proliferation of contractile, fibroblastic cells involving the palmar fascia of the hand. It is chronic and progressive. Involved areas show microscopic inflammation, similar to that seen in wound healing and some types of cancer, as though the body were healing a deep wound beneath the skin.