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Hand FAQ

Question:

I just came back from the doctor's and found out the painful bump at the base of my ring finger is called Dupuytren's disease. Do these ever go away on their own?

Answer:

According to a recent study from the University of Cincinnati 12 percent of patients experience disease regression. The nodules reduce in size and slowly go away.

The disease is more likely to get worse if you are: 1) under age 50 at the time of diagnosis, 2) of Northern European ethnicity, and 3) there's someone else in your family with this disease.

Rachel M. Reilly, BS, et al. A Retrospective Review of the Management of Dupuytren's Nodules. In The Journal of Hand Surgery. September 2005. Vol. 30A. No. 5. pp. 1014-1018.

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