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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Dupuytrens Contracture

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How typical is dupuytren's contracture?

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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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...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?

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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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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Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dupuytren's Contracture (Definition)

A contracture a of the palmar fascia of the surface of the hand that can ultimately lead to loss in the ability to ...Read more