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Dupuytren’s Contracture

By 22 July 2011February 20th, 2024No Comments

Dupuytren’s contracture is a disabling condition which affects mostly men. The fibrous tissue layer in the palm of the hand shortens over time and prevents various fingers from fully extending. It is often surprising how severe these contractures become before patients seek orthopaedic attention.

Basically, with Dupuytren’s contracture, once the hand can no longer be placed palm-downwards onto a flat surface, surgical management should be considered. Various minimally invasive techniques have been widely publicised. We feel that needle releases and protein digestive enzyme injections have not been proven to be better that he standard open procedures and that they arty unacceptable associated risks such as nerve injury and recurrence of the deformity.

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