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Ann Chir Main. 1983;2(1):66-72.

[Manual labor and Dupuytren disease. The results of a computerized survey in the field of iron metallurgy].

[Article in French]

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Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Grand Duché du Luxembourg).


A survey was made among ironworkers to determine if manual work had a special influence on the onset of Dupuytren's disease. In 5,206 workmen examined, 196 were affected, and a careful study of their working conditions showed a definite correlation between hard manual work over many years and the occurrence of Dupuytren's disease, especially in the younger age group. We observed that familial arterial hypertension is a contributory factor. Although Dupuytren's disease cannot be considered as an occupational disease, its development, is favored by hard manual work for at least 10 years. The initiating role of trauma, especially a fracture of the wrist, is confirmed.

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