Some other disorders that affect the hands and fingers, including fractures, other injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis and tenosynovitis, De Quervain syndrome, Raynaud syndrome, finger clubbing, complex regional pain syndrome, and certain birth defects, are covered elsewhere.
What is Dupuytren’s disease of hand?
Dupuytren’s (du-pwe-TRANZ) contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops over years. The condition affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually creating a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position.
Why is Dupuytren’s contracture called Viking disease?
Dupuytren’s contracture is named after Baron Guillaume Dupuytren – “the Napoleon of surgery” – who first identified the disease in the early 19th century. It is found mostly among northern Europeans, which is why it has sometimes been called the “Viking disease”. It has also been dubbed the “Celtic hand”.
What causes deformed fingers?
The disease is one of many causes of deformed joints. For example, osteoarthritis can result in crooked fingers. Tight-fitting shoes might lead to bunions. But if you have RA, joint deformities are a sign that your disease isn’t under control.
What causes stiff hands and fingers?
Share on Pinterest Some causes of stiff fingers include injuries, arthritis, and stenosing tenosynovitis. Difficulty moving the fingers and a sensation of stiffness can result from a hand injury, such as a: fracture. injury to a tendon or muscle.