Then a facebook friend posted a picture of his bandaged hand following surgery for Dupuytren's contracture. I Googled the condition and there was picture of a hand looking just like mine!
(sorry about the colour - iPhone in low light level)According to Wikipedia:
- "It is an inherited proliferative connective tissue disorder" - tick! like father like son.
- "The ring finger and little finger are the fingers most commonly affected." - tick! both Dad's ring fingers show it, now my right hand, I expect the left is a matter of time.
- "Dupuytren's contracture progresses slowly and is usually painless." - phew! certainly true in Dad's case so here's hoping.
At least I know what my hands will look like in 27 years time.