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What is dupuytren's disease caused by and what can be done about it?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Dupuytrens is a

Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments.
The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html.

In brief: Dupuytrens is a

Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments.
The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Dupuytren's disease

It is caused by thickening of the tissue under the skin in the hands and feet causing nodules & bands to form. No one knows why it happens.
The treatment varies per the degree of the disease. If it affects function of hands / walking, Collagenase injections or aponeurotomy done in the office setting are treatment options. Nodules alone or bands alone do not require treatment.

In brief: Dupuytren's disease

It is caused by thickening of the tissue under the skin in the hands and feet causing nodules & bands to form. No one knows why it happens.
The treatment varies per the degree of the disease. If it affects function of hands / walking, Collagenase injections or aponeurotomy done in the office setting are treatment options. Nodules alone or bands alone do not require treatment.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 3 options

There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy 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: 3 options

There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy 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.
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