Ortho Dx: Progressive flexion deformity of the finger

A 52-year-old right-hand-dominant man presents with increasing contracture to his right ring finger. He was diagnosed with Dupuytren contracture a year earlier and has been monitoring the condition closely. Both his father and brother have Dupuytren contracture, with deformities much worse than his. On examination, the patient has a large pretendinous cord in the palm of ...