The little figure & the one next to it on Jewel's right hand was pulling down into her palm. When she could no longer hold her tennis racquet she went to the doctor and was told nothing could be done and might even lose those two fingers. Another opinion with a doctor, from India, who later became our beloved primary doc & friend, explained in detail about Dupuytren's contracture , then told us that he would get us an appointment with a hand surgeon who specialized in this field, we found out later patients from other countries came to him. The surgery was long and intense with a long period of rehab. Jewel's hand fully recovered, she played her sport she loved for many more years even getting to hit balls with pros at Vegas. Get those second opinions.