Dupuytren Research Group Blog

Smooth Muscle Actin in Dupuytren’s Contracture

The palmar fascia in Duputren’s contracture does not contract like a muscle: it’s more like the effect of an army of tiny rachets. Adjacent parallel strands of collagen are grabbed

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CMMS therapy for stiffness after fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s

Stiffness is a common problem after fasciectomy, particularly loss of flexion, and can be resistant to stretching exercises or splints. This therapy program, incorporating a combination of casting and active

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NICE evaluation of needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s

The source of medical information is critical; objectivity is essential. That’s one of the advantages of the UK’s NHS independent review process. Read their assessment of needle aponeurotomy:http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/DupPDFs/2004_NICE.pdf
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