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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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