I tagged this post as an injury but Dupuytren’s contracture is not really an injury. It is an abnormal thickening and tightening of the normally elastic tissue beneath the skin of the palm and fingers. This tissue, fascia, contains strands of fibers, like cords, that run from the palm upward into the fingers. When these cords tighten, or contract, it causes the fingers to curl forward. In severe cases, it can lead to crippling hand deformities. This is why Steve had to have surgery on his hand on the 7th of August. The Dupuytren disease had been getting worse over the years and got to the point he no longer could straighten his pinky finger straight out. It had also become very painful and was becoming harder for him to do certain things with his hand. The cause of Dupuytren’s disease, is unknown, but certain biochemical factors that affect the …