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How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 3-6% incidence

Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States.
Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with bilateral hand contractures, recurrence and involvement of the feet and/or penis. The disease is more common in people with northern european ancestry and has a strong family inheritance pattern.

In brief: 3-6% incidence

Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States.
Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with bilateral hand contractures, recurrence and involvement of the feet and/or penis. The disease is more common in people with northern european ancestry and has a strong family inheritance pattern.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lower in US

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: Lower in US

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. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3-4% of population

3% to 4% of the population is the estimate.

In brief: 3-4% of population

3% to 4% of the population is the estimate.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 3-6%

3-6 % is the most commonly quoted estimate.
Higher in those with european heritage, especially northern europe.

In brief: 3-6%

3-6 % is the most commonly quoted estimate.
Higher in those with european heritage, especially northern europe.
Dr. Gary Pess
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