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What sort of disorder is dupuytren's contracture?
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
8 doctors agree
In brief: Fibroproliferative
Dupuytren's is a benign disease where normal tissue in the palm of the hand becomes diseases.
It is a fibroproliferative disease, which means that the tissue becomes more active and there is an increase in the number of cells called fibroblasts. These produce extra collagen tissue which forms bumps or nodules. As the disease progresses, rope-like cords form which draw the fingers towards the palm.

In brief: Fibroproliferative
Dupuytren's is a benign disease where normal tissue in the palm of the hand becomes diseases.
It is a fibroproliferative disease, which means that the tissue becomes more active and there is an increase in the number of cells called fibroblasts. These produce extra collagen tissue which forms bumps or nodules. As the disease progresses, rope-like cords form which draw the fingers towards the palm.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Fibroproliferative
Dupuytren's contracture is a genetically mediated fibroproliferative disorder, which causes collagen nodules and cords in the hand/fingers.
As the disease progresses, the fingers become contracted. It is common for several members of a family to have the disorder, but the severity usually varies. Treatment is with open surgery, needle aponuerotomy, or injection. Recorrence is common.

In brief: Fibroproliferative
Dupuytren's contracture is a genetically mediated fibroproliferative disorder, which causes collagen nodules and cords in the hand/fingers.
As the disease progresses, the fingers become contracted. It is common for several members of a family to have the disorder, but the severity usually varies. Treatment is with open surgery, needle aponuerotomy, or injection. Recorrence is common.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: For reasons unknown,
A thickening & shortening of the palm's fascia, that layer just beneath the skin (not involving tendon) to which it imparts toughness & integrity and which has a ridiculous # of named components, some of wh extend into the fingers which can be pulled into an unusable flexed position.
At this point, the best option is microscope-controlled removal w skin graft(decreases recurrence fr 50 to ~10%).

In brief: For reasons unknown,
A thickening & shortening of the palm's fascia, that layer just beneath the skin (not involving tendon) to which it imparts toughness & integrity and which has a ridiculous # of named components, some of wh extend into the fingers which can be pulled into an unusable flexed position.
At this point, the best option is microscope-controlled removal w skin graft(decreases recurrence fr 50 to ~10%).
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dupuytrens-Disease-New-treatment-Updates/147337105335050
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. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dupuytren's is
The thickening of the palmar fascia that is present on the palm of the hands and surrounds the tendons of the hands that control flexion of the fingers.
The tissue around the tendon becomes thicker and over decades can cause a finger not to ba abled to be straightened out. It is seen in patients with diabetes but the cause is unknown. It is most common in people or family from northern europe.

In brief: Dupuytren's is
The thickening of the palmar fascia that is present on the palm of the hands and surrounds the tendons of the hands that control flexion of the fingers.
The tissue around the tendon becomes thicker and over decades can cause a finger not to ba abled to be straightened out. It is seen in patients with diabetes but the cause is unknown. It is most common in people or family from northern europe.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dupuytrens-Disease-New-treatment-Updates/147337105335050
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. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Palmar fascia
There is an unexplaoned spontaneous thickening of the layer of the palm called fasciia.
This can lead over time to the fingers, especially ring and pinky, being pulled into the palm where they can't be straightened. If the contractures are bad enough they can be treated. In the past surgery was the main option, there are now other choices.

In brief: Palmar fascia
There is an unexplaoned spontaneous thickening of the layer of the palm called fasciia.
This can lead over time to the fingers, especially ring and pinky, being pulled into the palm where they can't be straightened. If the contractures are bad enough they can be treated. In the past surgery was the main option, there are now other choices.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dupuytrens-Disease-New-treatment-Updates/147337105335050
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 Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fibrous tissue
This can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, alcoholism or usually happens along\e, it is treatable with injection of a fibrous tissue dissolving agent or major surgery of the hand.

In brief: Fibrous tissue
This can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, alcoholism or usually happens along\e, it is treatable with injection of a fibrous tissue dissolving agent or major surgery of the hand.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Fibromatosis
A hereditary disease of abnormal increase collagen formation.
This primarily affects the hands causing finger contracture. It can also occur on the bottom of the feet (lumps) and cause a crooked penis. New treatments include needle aponeurotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). http://centraljerseyhand.com

In brief: Fibromatosis
A hereditary disease of abnormal increase collagen formation.
This primarily affects the hands causing finger contracture. It can also occur on the bottom of the feet (lumps) and cause a crooked penis. New treatments include needle aponeurotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). http://centraljerseyhand.com
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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