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Dupuytren’s - Related Research

Skin tension in the aetiology of Dupuytren's disease; a prospective trial.


Citron N, Hearnden A.

Nelson Hospital, Kingston Road, Wimbledon, London, UK. ncitron@4dudley.freeserve.co.uk

Tension in the palmar fascia has been proposed as a factor causing Dupuytren's disease. If tension does stimulate the growth of new Dupuytren's tissue, relieving longitudinal tension should reduce the recurrence rate following surgery. Thirty patients with palmar Dupuytren's contracture of a single ray that affected only the metacarpophalangeal joint were divided into two groups. Both groups had a fasciotomy: one group through a transverse

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