For adults with Dupuytren’s contracture with a palpable cord


Characteristics of the condition

  • A collagen-containing cord forms in the palm and finger1
  • The cord thickens and shortens2
  • As the disease progresses, the cord may pull the finger toward the palm2

When evaluating a patient for Dupuytren’s contracture, consider the following2,3:

  • Contracture of either the middle or base joints, also known as proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and metacarpophalangeal (MP) joints, respectively
  • Range of motion in the fingers
  • Presence of a palpable cord
  • Positive table-top test
  • Previous surgical scars
  1. Badalamente M, Hurst L. Efficacy and safety of injectable mixed collagenase subtypes in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2007;32A(6):767-774.
  2. Bayat A, McGrouther DA. Management of Dupuytren’s disease—clear advice for an elusive condition. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006;88(1):3-8.
  3. XIAFLEX [package insert]. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; October 2014.