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EFORT Open Rev. 2019 Feb 20;4(2):63-69. doi: 10.1302/2058-5241.4.180021. eCollection 2019 Feb.

Dupuytren's disease: where do we stand?

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Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Centro Hospitalar Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho, Portugal.
Serviço de Cirurgia Plástica, Reconstrutiva e Estética e Unidade de Queimados, Centro Hospitalar de São João, Portugal.


Dupuytren's disease is a fibroproliferative disease that involves collagen deposition, leading to hand contractures that ultimately affect hand mobility and grip strength.It is a benign disorder but can cause high morbidity by limiting daily activities.Many factors have been proposed for its aetiology: namely genetics, smoking, alcohol intake and diabetes. However, there is still controversy as to the main aetiological cause of the disease.Treatment is not yet uniform around the world and still varies with the surgeon's experience and preference.In this review, the authors review the pathogenesis and treatment options for Dupuytren's disease in an attempt to summarize the current state of the art. Cite this article: EFORT Open Rev 2019;4:63-69. DOI: 10.1302/2058-5241.4.180021.


Dupuytren; diagnosis; management

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