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What are the causes of dupuytren's contracture?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly genetic

Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong family history.
Almost 2/3's of people with this disease have an affected family member. There are some associations with diabetes, alcoholism, and the occasional post-injury case. For the most part it is transmitted within families with some northern european ancestry. Disease causes nodules, cords and finger contractures.

In brief: Mostly genetic

Dupuytren's contracture is a fibroproliferative disorder with a strong family history.
Almost 2/3's of people with this disease have an affected family member. There are some associations with diabetes, alcoholism, and the occasional post-injury case. For the most part it is transmitted within families with some northern european ancestry. Disease causes nodules, cords and finger contractures.
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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/
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hereditary

Most people believe the primary cause is genetic / hereditary.
Trauma can stimulate the disease in someone with a predisposition. It is also associated with epilepsy, alcoholism and diabetes.

In brief: Hereditary

Most people believe the primary cause is genetic / hereditary.
Trauma can stimulate the disease in someone with a predisposition. It is also associated with epilepsy, alcoholism and diabetes.
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Spontaneous

Whike there is an association with trauma, alcohol use, certain drugs and while there is some genetic basis, for all practical purposes it happens spontaneously.
That is, there is really no good prevention. Focus is typically on treatment if contractures get bad enough.

In brief: Spontaneous

Whike there is an association with trauma, alcohol use, certain drugs and while there is some genetic basis, for all practical purposes it happens spontaneously.
That is, there is really no good prevention. Focus is typically on treatment if contractures get bad enough.
Dr. Robert Gluck
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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. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not known

Some researchers believe that dupuytren's disease may be due to an autoimmune reaction, in which a person's immune system attacks its own body.
A number of factors are believed to increase the risk of dupuytren's disease, including age, sex, ancestry, tobacco use, and disease such as diabetes and epilepsy (most likely associated with seizure medication).

In brief: Not known

Some researchers believe that dupuytren's disease may be due to an autoimmune reaction, in which a person's immune system attacks its own body.
A number of factors are believed to increase the risk of dupuytren's disease, including age, sex, ancestry, tobacco use, and disease such as diabetes and epilepsy (most likely associated with seizure medication).
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not

Known.

In brief: Not

Known.
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mainly genetic.

Dupuytren's contracture is usually seen in persons of northen european ancestry.
There are associated diseases that can be seen in dupuytren's contracture, such as epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, and alcoholism. Dupuytren's contracture is not work-related or activity-related.

In brief: Mainly genetic.

Dupuytren's contracture is usually seen in persons of northen european ancestry.
There are associated diseases that can be seen in dupuytren's contracture, such as epilepsy, diabetes mellitus, and alcoholism. Dupuytren's contracture is not work-related or activity-related.
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

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.

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.
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