Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

Hand & Upper Extremity

Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a fairly common condition that occurs when the connective tissue or fascia under the skin begins to thicken and shorten. As the tissue tightens, it may pull the fingers down towards the palm of the hand. In some individuals, the condition may progress until the involved fingers become disabled.