Dupuytrens Diagram Illustration

Dupuytren’s Disease or Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Disease, also called Dupuytren’s Contracture, is a condition of the hand, which results in the fingers being pulled down towards the palm. This makes it harder and harder to straighten the fingers and reduces hand function. It is classified as a fibrosing disorder, the tightening process occurring in the fibrous tissues of the palm. The knuckle joints of the fingers are mainly affected but the [...]

Metacarpal Fracture Xray

Metacarpal Fracture

Metacarpal fractures are most common in younger adults and adolescents. Anatomy The metacarpal bones are the long bones of the hand. They make up the palm area of the hand and run from the wrist bones to the first finger bones. There are five metacarpals, named the first to the fifth. How The Metacarpals Are Fractured Metacarpals are commonly fractured by what is called axial load, a force applied [...]