“Bill Nighy’s Secret Condition”: Understanding Dupuytren’s Contracture

Bill Nighy is a famous actor that many people know from movies. But not everyone knows about a condition he has had since he was young.

Even though he’s 73 now and has been in movies for a long time, some people may not have noticed his hands. Specifically, his pinky and ring fingers are always curled together. Some people might think it’s part of his acting, but it’s actually because he has a condition called Dupuytren’s contracture.

This condition makes the tissue in his hand thicken, causing his fingers to stay in that curled position. It started when he was in his 20s and has gotten worse over time.

Nighy says it’s been like this for a long time, and he should have had surgery when he was younger, but he was scared. So now, when he shakes hands with people, it might feel a bit odd.

Dupuytren’s contracture gets worse over time and there’s no cure for it right now. Surgery can help with the symptoms, but it doesn’t stop the condition.

It’s more common in people of Northern European descent, especially if it runs in the family, and it’s more common in men as they get older.

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