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What are the tests for dupuytren's contracture?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
a site that offers new treatment updates is http://tinyurl.com/b5mn7vg
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Psoriatic arthritis

In the hand we often see severe DJD of the distal joints with sawtooth patternson xray that can represent a varient of psoriatic arthritis which in more sever variants can cause joint destruction and so called pencil in cup joint erosions.

In brief: Psoriatic arthritis

In the hand we often see severe DJD of the distal joints with sawtooth patternson xray that can represent a varient of psoriatic arthritis which in more sever variants can cause joint destruction and so called pencil in cup joint erosions.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Great advice thus far

If you continue to have issues depsite treatment thus far you may need surgery to wah out the wound.

In brief: Great advice thus far

If you continue to have issues depsite treatment thus far you may need surgery to wah out the wound.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Testing is being worked on but not used yet

Expression of a novel gene, mafb, in dupuytren's disease http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16473681 here also is a link to an eloquent article by a very well know hand surgeon from the pre internet fame days http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1305903/.

In brief: Testing is being worked on but not used yet

Expression of a novel gene, mafb, in dupuytren's disease http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16473681 here also is a link to an eloquent article by a very well know hand surgeon from the pre internet fame days http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1305903/.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Table top test

there is no actual imagery done or test for dupuytren's .
It is mainly diagnosed by physical exam by palpating the nodules and the cords and by doing the table top test asking the patient to try and lay their hand flat on a table and if they cant they have positive contracture that should be dealt with

In brief: Table top test

there is no actual imagery done or test for dupuytren's .
It is mainly diagnosed by physical exam by palpating the nodules and the cords and by doing the table top test asking the patient to try and lay their hand flat on a table and if they cant they have positive contracture that should be dealt with
Dr. Teddy Atik
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Table top test

The table top test is performed by trying to place your hand flat , palm down on a table top.
If you cannot place your hand flat, that is a positive sign for contracture.

In brief: Table top test

The table top test is performed by trying to place your hand flat , palm down on a table top.
If you cannot place your hand flat, that is a positive sign for contracture.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Some studies look 4

Expression of a novel gene, mafb, in dupuytren's disease http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16473681 here also is a link to an eloquent article by a very well know hand surgeon from the pre internet fame days http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1305903/.

In brief: Some studies look 4

Expression of a novel gene, mafb, in dupuytren's disease http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/16473681 here also is a link to an eloquent article by a very well know hand surgeon from the pre internet fame days http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1305903/.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: EXAMINATION

Dupuytren's is an abnormal fibro-proliferative disorder also called palmar fibromatosis know as vikings disease it has a significant familial and genetic etiology here is a link to some additional ideas on facebook regarding dupuytren's https://www.
Facebook.Com/pages/dupuytrens-disease-new-treatment-updates/147337105335050?Ref=hl.

In brief: EXAMINATION

Dupuytren's is an abnormal fibro-proliferative disorder also called palmar fibromatosis know as vikings disease it has a significant familial and genetic etiology here is a link to some additional ideas on facebook regarding dupuytren's https://www.
Facebook.Com/pages/dupuytrens-disease-new-treatment-updates/147337105335050?Ref=hl.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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