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J Hand Surg Br. 1999 Aug;24(4):456-9.

The sex ratio and rate of reoperation for Dupuytren's contracture in men and women.

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  • 1Department of Hand Surgery, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.


We identified all patients treated by local fasciectomy at the Department of Hand Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital between 1965 and 1996. A total of 2375 operations were performed on 1600 patients. We found a male:female ratio of 5.9:1. Women had a higher mean age at first operation (62.4 years) than men (59.8 years). One-third of the men required repeated surgery and one-quarter of the women. Early age at first operation was associated with recurrent disease.

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