Hand & Wrist

Dupuytrens' Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a common condition where the fibrous tissue in the hand becomes thickened with shortening of the fibrous bands in the hand and finger causing the affected finger to bend.This is a lifelong disease that can recur or form in other parts of the hand.

About Dupuytrens’ Contracture 

Dupuytren’s Contracture is usually diagnosed by clinical assessment with A/Prof Lawson-Smith.

Signs & Symptoms

Symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture usually develop over time.
The common symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture are:

  • a nodule in the palm of the hand
  • flexion of the affected finger.

Treatment Options

Risks & Concerns

If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. A/Prof Lawson-Smith’s staff will ensure that A/Prof Matthew Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you on the best course of action. 

If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your General Practitioner or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department. 

Make an appointment

Call 08 6332 6325 or contact us to book an appointment.
You’ll need a referral from your GP.


A/Prof Matthew Lawson-Smith

A fully qualified, internationally and  locally trained upper limb surgeon, specialising in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. A/Prof Matthew Lawson-Smith has a special interest in hand and wrist conditions, including trauma and Workers Compensation cases.

Perth orthopaedic surgeon Mr Matthew Lawson Smith, profile photo