How is trigger finger differentiated from Dupuytren contracture?

Updated: Mar 02, 2020
  • Author: Eva Kovacs, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Dupuytren disease must be distinguished from several other conditions that affect the hand, including trigger finger, stenosing tenosynovitis, a ganglion cyst, or a soft-tissue mass. Unlike Dupuytren contracture, trigger finger typically involves pain with flexion followed by the inability to extend the affected digit.


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