Dupuytren’s disease is a genetic medical condition. It’s hereditary. There are no other known causes and there are no other associated medical conditions that affect Dupuytren’s disease. People who have the genetic predisposition may manifest this in various ways. Some people have very mild disease with small nodules and no other symptoms. And those people usually don’t require medical treatment for their condition. However, the condition can be progressive. It can progress to contractures, which prevent people from fully extending their fingers from a flexed position into an extended position. At some point, if that occurs, people begin to lose hand function. At that point, medical care is indicated. Fortunately, there are numerous medical treatment options available for people with Dupuytren’s contracture. Both surgical and non-surgical options are available and are successful in treating the condition. If you have Dupuytren’s disease, and you’re concerned about whether treatment is available or appropriate, you should talk to your doctor and you should be referred to a hand surgeon. Hand surgery is the mainstay of treatment for Dupuytren’s disease, and both surgical and non-surgical options are best provided by a hand surgeon who is properly trained and has the experience necessary to give you the best outcome.