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How can dupuytren's disease be prevented, and if not prevented, how is it treated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

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 treatment includes surgery, aponeurotomy and collagenase.

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 treatment includes surgery, aponeurotomy and collagenase.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tx :Dupuytren's dis.

It cannot be prevented.
Not all people with this condition require treatment. If the function of the hands and walking are affected, Collagenase injections into the affected area or aponeurotomy done in the office setting to break down the tissue help to manually bring the fingers back into the normal position. The tendons are not affected in this disease.

In brief: Tx :Dupuytren's dis.

It cannot be prevented.
Not all people with this condition require treatment. If the function of the hands and walking are affected, Collagenase injections into the affected area or aponeurotomy done in the office setting to break down the tissue help to manually bring the fingers back into the normal position. The tendons are not affected in this disease.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: No prevention

It is hereditary and can't be prevented.
Avoiding undue stress on the hand might help. There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy 2) needle aponeurotomy 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: No prevention

It is hereditary and can't be prevented.
Avoiding undue stress on the hand might help. There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy 2) needle aponeurotomy 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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