(doo-PWEE-trenz kon-TRACK-chur) Dupuytren's contracture is a fixed flexion contracture of the hand where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully extended (straightened). It is named after the famous surgeon Baron Guillaume Dupuytren who described an operation to correct this particular contracture. A condition associated with diabetes.
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A non-profit organization dedicated to inform patients and medical doctors. Contains an overview of Dupuytren's contracture, Ledderhose disease and related diseases, including available therapies and a patients' forum.
eMedicine - Dupuytren Contracture
Provides an introduction, clinical features, treatment, differentials, and medications.
Mayo Clinic: Dupuytren's Contracture
Overview covers symptoms and treatment of this rare hand deformity.
MedicineNet - Dupuytren Contracture
Presents the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
New Approach for Dupuytren's Contracture: A Newsmaker Interview With Charles Eaton, MD
Medscape article on needle aponeurotomy as a treatment for this condition. (May 01, 2006)
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