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Dupuytren Contracture eMedicine Orthopedics

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Description: Dupuytren contracture, a disease of the palmar fascia, results in the thickening and shortening of fibrous bands in the hands and fingers. This disease entity belongs to the group of fibromatoses that include plantar fibromatosis (Ledderhose disease), penile fibromatosis (Peyronie disease), and fibromatosis of the dorsal proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints (Garrod nodes or knuckle pads). Guillaume Dupuytren received recognition for the condition that came to be associated with his name because of his expertise on the clinical findings, pathogenesis, prognosis, and treatment of this disease; however, Plater and Cline respectively provided the earliest known records of Dupuytren contracture and its surgical treatment (Verheyden, 1983).
Synonyms and related keywords: Dupuytren's disease, Dupuytren disease, fibromatosis, fibromatoses, Dupuytren's contractures, palmar contracture, palmar fascia
Lee et al 2007

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Author/Contact: Lee et al
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