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What to do if I have dupuytrens contracture in finger/foot arch. now have frozen shoulder are all these related?

What to do if I have dupuytrens contracture in finger/foot arch. now have frozen shoulder are all these related?

There is association: with Dupuytrens in the hand, Lederhose in the feet and Frozen shoulder. In the foot it is typically observed only , IN the hand there are multiple options depending upon the severity. Nodules or bus are not taken out, but cords that cause finger contracture can be treated, treatments include, surgery, a limited procedure called aponeurotomy and use of a injection brand name of Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). see handDr ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Contracture = deformity caused by permanent shortening of ...Read more


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If your finger get tight, then suddenly snaps open, is that a dupytren contracture or some sort of trigger finger?

If your finger get tight, then suddenly snaps open, is that a dupytren contracture or some sort of trigger finger?

Triggering: What you are describing sounds like "triggering" - which is the classic sign of a trigger finger. See your local orthopedic or plastic surgeon about correcting this. Dupytren's has more of a band-like tightening, and doesn't "release" like you described. ...Read more

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Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

What diagnosis: There may be a simple explanation of some of this, but there is now an injection for dupuytrens your hand surgeon can do. The medicine for injection is called xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). Your physicians full evaluation may find other problems that can cause some of these, and you need a full evaluation. ...Read more

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My dad has a hard knot in the center of his right hand on top of his ring finger tendon. Pain comes and goes. Could this be dupuytren contracture or ?

My dad has a hard knot in the center of his right hand on top of his ring finger tendon. Pain comes and goes. Could this be dupuytren contracture or ?

Lump palm: A common condition is dupuytrens which is not related to typical blunt trauma. Other common problems include scar reaction adjacent to a small cut or blister, an inclusion cyst or foreign body and a ganglion of the tendon sheath where the finger and palm meet. Trigger finger can also give thickened tissue below the skin and subcutaneous tissue while dup is in the subcutaneous tissue. ...Read more

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I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..

I've had a scarred finger joint (PIP joint) of the ring and small finger of the right hand due to trauma causing contracture..

Scar contracture: In the skin can sometimes be addressed with scar release or skin flaps/graft. Scar in the joint can be addressed with capsular release. Scar on the tendons can also limit motion and at times surgeons do a tenolysis. Hand therapy also can be used and sometimes with progressive splinting with or without surgery ...Read more

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How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

3-6% incidence: Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States. Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with bilateral hand contractures, recurrence and involvement of the feet and/or penis. The disease is more common in people with northern european ancestry and has a strong family inheritance pattern. ...Read more

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How typical is dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytrens disease: http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html It is common in Northern European heritage but can be seen in any ethnicity or origin. Some say that Scandinavian countries have up to 30-40% of the population involved .http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305903/ Treatments vary from observation, to Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) to aponeurotomy to surgery depending upon a variety of factors ...Read more

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Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture?

Is there a cure for volkmann's contracture?

No: But treatment can improve function and relieve contractures. Therapy and muscle releases are performed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dupuytren's contracture?

None: There is no test for dupuytren's contracture other than the physical exam. Dupuytren's contracture is proliferation of collagen tissue in the hand. As the disease progresses, the fingers become bent and cannot be straightened. There are three treatment options at this time, surgery, needle aponuerotomy and Collagenase injection. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dupuytren's contracture?

Fibroproliferative: Dupuytren's is a benign disease where normal tissue in the palm of the hand becomes diseases. It is a fibroproliferative disease, which means that the tissue becomes more active and there is an increase in the number of cells called fibroblasts. These produce extra collagen tissue which forms bumps or nodules. As the disease progresses, rope-like cords form which draw the fingers towards the palm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dupuytren's contracture?

A flexed finger: Dupuytren's contracture is a proliferation of collagen tissue in the palm, which causes the finger to be pulled into the palm. The collagen forms cords of hard tissue, preventing the finger from straightening. Unlike a trigger finger, which also gets stuck in flexion, a dupuytren's contracture can only be straightened with intervention. Treatment was initially surgical, but now can be injected. ...Read more

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Is dupuytren's contracture curable ?

Is dupuytren's contracture curable  ?

No: Not curable but definitely treatable. There are a variety of options available (xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) injections, needle aponeurotomy, surgery) that can be tailored to your specific needs. Check in with a hand surgeon to find out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is dupuytren's contracture curable? ?

No, but treatable.: Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong genetic component. The physical manifestations can be treated with open surgery, neddle apponeurotomy, or Collagenase injections. However, done of these treatments deal with in underlying cause of the collagen cords. There is a strong likely hood of recurrence with all treatments. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done about capsular contracture?

What can be done about capsular contracture?

If you mean breast..: Implant capsule contractures, the answer is murky because we don't know their cause. Only a small proportion need treatment: the ones that are painful or cause distortion of the breast that can not be hidden in clothes. Sometimes, if the scar tissue is removed and the implant replaced, the scar tissue will not recur, but this is unpredictable. For a very small number of patients, this is a problem. ...Read more

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Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Dupuytrens, Peyronie: and Ledderhose are all fibromatosis of the fascial layer. They are related but one does not cause the other. If one has a significant amount of genes for the trait then those that have locations outside the hand and have knuckle pads have a usually more aggressive the in the hand. WRT to your real question NO one can't transfer it by contact from one body area to another or to another person . ...Read more

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How effective is surgery for Dupuytren's contracture disease?

Dupuytrens is a: genetic familial disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

Can you tell me the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

Many: Same risks as in most surgery. But the biggest risk is recurrence. Wide surgical excision is the only way to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

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Will getting surgery to treat dupuytrens contracture disease really help out or not?

Will getting surgery to treat dupuytrens contracture disease really help out or not?

Dupuytrens treatment: whether it is surgery or collegians injection or aopneurotomy is designed to lessen a contracture of the finger . This is how it "helps" Many who have so called mild disease and even sone who have significant contracture do not have pain, or huge dysfunction for many tasks. So a lot depends upon whether one feels the contracture is limiting . It is important to understand the risks v benefits ...Read more

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What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

What are complications associated with getting a botox injection for an abductor contracture?

Bruising & soreness: Botox (botulinum toxin) inhibits the neurotransmitter acetylcholamine, so the nerves can't tell the muscles to move and they're paralyzed. The effect lasts 4-6 months. Injections can be associated with bruising and soreness at the injection site. ...Read more

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