Dupuytren's contracture unfolded

  • Townley W
  • Baker R
  • Sheppard N
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Abstract

Dupuytren’s disease is a disabling condition common in elderly men Treatment is often unnecessary, but regular follow-up is needed to detect early joint contracture An appropriately timed referral to a surgical specialist before irreversible contracture develops can prevent a permanent loss of function Injection with collagenase has shown early clinical promise for mild disease limited to the metacarpophalangeal joint Surgery readily corrects contracture, but recurrence remains an unsolved problem

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  • Richard BakerHeatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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  • W. A. Townley

  • N. Sheppard

  • A. O. Grobbelaar

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