Contracture of the palmar fascia owing to fibrous proliferation and resulting in flexion deformities and loss of function. Similar changes rarely may occur in plantar fascia. Dupuytr...
Signs and symptoms 2:
Caucasian male aged 50 to 60 yr
Bilateral, with greater involvement in one hand
Family history positive
Unilateral or bilateral (50%)
Right hand more fr...
~10% of patients will have disease regression without treatment.
Intralesional steroid injection (triamcinolone) has been shown to reduce the need for surgery.
With a thickened...
No activity restrictions
Physical therapy after surgery: started 3 to 5 days after surgery (passive and active exercises, posterior dynamic extension splints)
DC is an inherited disease of progressive fibrous tissue contracture of the palmar fascia.
The disease predominantly affects males of Northern European decent aged >40 yr who are smo...
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