A traditional Dupuytren narrative is that Dupuytren is primarily a painless nuisance problem of bent fingers in old men. This perception does a disservice to many. Not only is Dupuytren common in women, it may also present a unique burden to women. Updating the traditional narrative is central to raising awareness about Dupuytren.
Overall, Dupuytren contracture is reported to be more common in men than women. Men have a head start: an earlier average age of onset. How much earlier, how much much more common, and why are debatable. The ratio of men to women with Dupuytren contracture changes with age. The great majority of those with Dupuytren contracture under the age of forty are men. With age, this ratio drops and is equal (1:1) for people in their eighties.
Source: Dupuytren Research GroupRead More