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Is there anyone on here who knows a lot about dupuytren's contraction disease or knows how to deal with it?
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Fibromatosis
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.
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In brief: Fibromatosis
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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Dr. Paul Harper
If I had this condition I would see a hand surgeon with a lot of experience.
Dr. Paul Harper
If I had this I would see a hand surgeon with a lot of experience.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery or injection
This fibroproliferative disease is genetically mediated and causes contracture of the fingers.
It's most common in the ring and small fingers of males with a strong family history of disease. This disease is loosely associated with diabetes and alcoholism. Contractures progress with age. As a hand surgeon i treat this with surgery or injection. Needle aponuerotomy an option, recurrence a problem.

In brief: Surgery or injection
This fibroproliferative disease is genetically mediated and causes contracture of the fingers.
It's most common in the ring and small fingers of males with a strong family history of disease. This disease is loosely associated with diabetes and alcoholism. Contractures progress with age. As a hand surgeon i treat this with surgery or injection. Needle aponuerotomy an option, recurrence a problem.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Yes 3 options
There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy - long recovery 2) needle aponeurotomy - see my article in journal of hand surgery april 2012 3) xiaflex the treatment chosen will depend on the experience of your hand surgeon and the location and severity of the cords.
http://www.centraljerseyhand.com/dupuytrens-contracture-surgery.htm.

In brief: Yes 3 options
There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy - long recovery 2) needle aponeurotomy - see my article in journal of hand surgery april 2012 3) xiaflex the treatment chosen will depend on the experience of your hand surgeon and the location and severity of the cords.
http://www.centraljerseyhand.com/dupuytrens-contracture-surgery.htm.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Dupuytren's contract
Duputren's contracture is fibrosis or scarring of the tendon sheath, most commonly the flexor tendon of the middle finger. With contracture you get a raised ridge of scar tissue in the palm with varying degrees of flexion deformity of the finger. Slightly more common in diabetics.
When unable to straighten the effected finger, will need surgical correction. Need to see a hand surgeon.

In brief: Dupuytren's contract
Duputren's contracture is fibrosis or scarring of the tendon sheath, most commonly the flexor tendon of the middle finger. With contracture you get a raised ridge of scar tissue in the palm with varying degrees of flexion deformity of the finger. Slightly more common in diabetics.
When unable to straighten the effected finger, will need surgical correction. Need to see a hand surgeon.
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
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