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Does dupuytren's disease have any relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not usually

Sometimes patients with dupuytren's contracture who have carpal tunnel surgery will have exacerbations of their contracture.
Otherwise, there is no significant relationship. Dupuytren's contracture and carpal tunnel syndrome tend to affect patients in the same age group, 50-60's.

In brief: Not usually

Sometimes patients with dupuytren's contracture who have carpal tunnel surgery will have exacerbations of their contracture.
Otherwise, there is no significant relationship. Dupuytren's contracture and carpal tunnel syndrome tend to affect patients in the same age group, 50-60's.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Dupuytren is a

genetic familial disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, 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 may come at similar time but is not related to CTS http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html

In brief: Dupuytren is a

genetic familial disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, 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 may come at similar time but is not related to CTS http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: No

They are different diseases and are generally thought to be unrelated.
However patients may be affected buy both at the same time.

In brief: No

They are different diseases and are generally thought to be unrelated.
However patients may be affected buy both at the same time.
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: No

Two very different entities.
Dupuytren's involves a layer of so-called connective tissue under the skin of the palm. It can produce hard nodules and prominent cord-like structures in the palm and can cause gradual but fixed contracture of the fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment at the wrist of the median nerve. It can produce discomfort, numbness and tingling, and weakness.

In brief: No

Two very different entities.
Dupuytren's involves a layer of so-called connective tissue under the skin of the palm. It can produce hard nodules and prominent cord-like structures in the palm and can cause gradual but fixed contracture of the fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment at the wrist of the median nerve. It can produce discomfort, numbness and tingling, and weakness.
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: None that I know of

These are both relatively common hand conditions, but to my knowledge they are not related.
Check out this additional information from the american society for surgery of the hand: http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/carpaltunnelsyndrome.Aspx http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/dupuytrensdisease.Aspx good luck!

In brief: None that I know of

These are both relatively common hand conditions, but to my knowledge they are not related.
Check out this additional information from the american society for surgery of the hand: http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/carpaltunnelsyndrome.Aspx http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/dupuytrensdisease.Aspx good luck!
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