What is Dupytren’s Contracture?
Dupytren’s contracture is a condition in which a nodule in the palm evolves into a cord which causes a contracture of one or more fingers. This progresses with time and the finger is tethered bent.
What are the symptoms of Dupytrens Contracture?
With Dupytren’s contracture the nodules can sometimes be painful but the primary complaint is the disability associated with the contracted finger or fingers. As the contracture progresses it effects daily activities.
How do you treat Dupytren’s Contracture?
Dupytren’s disease is usually managed non operatively until the degree of the contracture is severe enough effect daily activities. The main reason for this is due to the inevitable recurrence of the disease.
Treating the contracture can be addressed by the following methods:
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