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Medline Title Search (Dupuytren + (Demographic* or Epidemiol*))

Selected Publications
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Exposure or External Influences

  • Descatha Alexis, Carton Matthieu, Mediouni Zakia, Dumontier Christian, Roquelaure Yves, Goldberg Marcel, Zins Marie, Leclerc Annette. (2014). “Association among Work Exposure, Alcohol Intake, Smoking and Dupuytren’s Disease in a Large Cohort Study (GAZEL).” BMJ Open 4 (1): e004214. (PDF)
  • Godtfredsen NS, Lucht H, Prescott E, Sorensen TI, Gronbaek M. (2004). “A Prospective Study Linked Both Alcohol and Tobacco to Dupuytren’s Disease.” J Clin Epidemiol 57 (8): 858–63. (PDF)
  • Gudmundsson KG, Arngrímsson R, Sigfússon N, Jónsson T. (1999). “Prevalence of Joint Complaints amongst Individuals with Dupuytren’s Disease–from the Reykjavík Study.” Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 28 (5): 300–304. (PDF)
  • Burke FD, Proud G, Lawson IJ, McGeoch KL, Miles JN V. (2007). “An Assessment of the Effects of Exposure to Vibration, Smoking, Alcohol and Diabetes on the Prevalence of Dupuytren’s Disease in 97,537 Miners.” The Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume 32 (4): 400–406. (PDF)

Country and Race Specific

  • (Belgium) Degreef Ilse, De Smet Luc. (2010). “A High Prevalence of Dupuytren’s Disease in Flanders.” Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 76 (3): 316–20. (PDF)
  • (United States) Dibenedetti Dana Britt, Nguyen Dat, Zografos Laurie, Ziemiecki Ryan, Zhou Xiaolei. (2011). “Prevalence, Incidence, and Treatments of Dupuytren’s Disease in the United States: Results from a Population-Based Study.” Hand (New York, N.Y.) 6 (2): 149–58. (PDF)
  • (Portugal) Ferreira Pedro, Marques Marisa, Silva Alvaro. (2003). “Dupuytren’s Disease: In The Portuguese Population.” J Hand Surg Br 23B: 13. (PDF)
  • (Norway) Finsen V, Dalen H, Nesheim J. (2002). “The Prevalence of Dupuytren’s Disease among 2 Different Ethnic Groups in Northern Norway.” J Hand Surg Am 27 (1): 115–17. (PDF)
  • (Ethiopia) Gebereegziabher A, Baraki A, Kebede Y, Mohammed I, Finsen V. (2017). “Dupuytren’s Contracture in Ethiopia.” Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume 42 (1): 26–28. (PDF)
  • (Iceland) Gudmundsson Kristján G, Arngrímsson Reynir, Sigfússon Nikulás, Björnsson Árni, Jónsson Thorbjörn. (2000). “Epidemiology of Dupuytren’s Disease: Clinical, Serological, and Social Assessment. The Reykjavik Study.” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 53 (3): 291–96. (PDF)
  • (Netherlands) Lanting R, van den Heuvel ER, Westerink B, Werker PM. (2013). “ Prevalence of Dupuytren Disease in The Netherlands .” Plast Reconstr Surg 132 (2): 394–403. (PDF)
  • (Western Europe) Lanting Rosanne, Broekstra Dieuwke C, Werker Paul MN, van den Heuvel Edwin R. (2014). “A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Prevalence of Dupuytren Disease in the General Population of Western Countries.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 133 (3): 593–603. (PDF)(Additional Data PDF)
  • (Scotland) Lennox IA, Murali SR, Porter R. (1993). “A Study of the Repeatability of the Diagnosis of Dupuytren’s Contracture and Its Prevalence in the Grampian Region.” Journal of Hand Surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland) 18 (2): 258–61. (PDF)
  • (Germany) Loos Bernd, Puschkin Valerij, Horch Raymund E. (2007). “50 Years Experience with Dupuytren’s Contracture in the Erlangen University Hospital–a Retrospective Analysis of 2919 Operated Hands from 1956 to 2006.” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 8: 60. (PDF)
  • (Norway) Mikkelsen Otto A. (1972). “The Prevalence of Dupuytren’s Disease in Norway. A Study in a Representative Population Sample of the Municipality of Haugesund.” Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica 138 (7): 695–700. (PDF)
  • (United States) Saboeiro AP, Porkorny JJ, Shehadi SI, Virgo KS, Johnson FE. (2000). “Racial Distribution of Dupuytren’s Disease in Department of Veterans Affairs Patients.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 106 (1): 71–75. (PDF)
  • (Japan) Tajika Tsuyoshi, Kobayashi Tsutomu, Kaneko Tetsuya, Tsunoda Daisuke, Tsunoda Kazuhiko, Sutou Takahito, Yamamoto Atsushi, Takagishi Kenji. (2013). “Epidemiological Study for Personal Risk Factors and Quality of Life Related to Dupuytren’s Disease in a Mountain Village of Japan.” Journal of Orthopaedic Science : Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association, October. (PDF)
  • (United States) Weinstein Andrew L, Haddock Nicholas T, Sharma Sheel. (2011). “Dupuytren’s Disease in the Hispanic Population: A 10-Year Retrospective Review.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 128 (6): 1251–56. (PDF)
  • (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Zerajic Dragan, Finsen Vilhjalmur. (2004). “Dupuytren’s Disease in Bosnia and Herzegovina. An Epidemiological Study.” BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 5 (March): 10. (PDF)
  • (Brazil) Mansur HG, Oliveira ERD, Gonçalves CB. (2016). “Epidemiological Analysis of Patients with Dupuytren’s Disease.” Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia 3 (1): 10–14. (PDF)


  • Bjekic Milan D, Vlajinac Hristina D, Sipetic Sandra B, Marinkovic Jelena M. (2006). “Risk Factors for Peyronie’s Disease: A Case-Control Study.” BJU International 97 (3): 570–74. (PDF)
  • Nugteren HM, Nijman JM, de Jong IJ, van Driel MF. (2011). “The Association between Peyronie’s and Dupuytren’s Disease.” International Journal of Impotence Research 23 (4): 142–45. (PDF)
  • Rhoden EL, Riedner CE, Fuchs SC, Ribeiro EP, Halmenschlager G. (2010). “ A Cross-Sectional Study for the Analysis of Clinical, Sexual and Laboratory Conditions Associated to Peyronie’s Disease .” J Sex Med 7 (4 Pt 1): 137–1529. (PDF)
  • Stuntz Mark, Perlaky Anna, des Vignes Franka, Kyriakides Tassos, Glass Dan. (2016). “The Prevalence of Peyronie’s Disease in the United States: A Population-Based Study.” Plos One 11 (2): e0150157. (PDF)


  • Gudmundsson Kristján G, Jónsson Thorbjörn, Arngrímsson Reynir, Jonsson T, Arngrimsson R. (2013). “Association of Morbus Ledderhose With Dupuytren’s Contracture.” Foot & Ankle International./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 34 (6): 841–45. (PDF)

Knuckle Pads

  • Rayan GM, Ali M, Orozco J. (2010). “Dorsal Pads versus Nodules in Normal Population and Dupuytren’s Disease Patients.” J Hand Surg Am 35 (10): 1571–79. (PDF)

Frozen Shoulder

  • Wang K, Ho V, Hunter-Smith DJ, Beh PS, Smith KM, Weber AB. (2013). “ Risk Factors in Idiopathic Adhesive Capsulitis: A Case Control Study .” J Shoulder Elbow Surg 22 (7): e24-9. (PDF)

Percent with Contracture

  • Diep Gustave K, Agel Julie, Adams Julie E. (2015). “Prevalence of Palmar Fibromatosis with and without Contracture in Asymptomatic Patients.” Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery 49 (4): 247–50. (PDF)

Non-spectrum health issues

  • Barton JC. (2012). “Dupuytren’s Contracture in Alabama HFE Hemochromatosis Probands.” Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord 5: 67–75. (PDF)
  • Eadington DW, Patrick AW, Collier A, Frier BM. (1989). “Limited Joint Mobility, Dupuytren’s Contracture and Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes: Association with Cigarette Smoking.” Diabetic Medicine 6 (2): 152–57. (PDF)
  • Hacquebord JH, Chiu VY, Harness NG. (2016). “The Risk of Dupuytren Disease in Obese Individuals.” Journal of Hand Surgery 42 (3). Elsevier Inc: 149–55. (PDF)
  • Pal B, Griffiths ID, Anderson J, Dick WC. (1987). “Association of Limited Joint Mobility with Dupuytren’s Contracture in Diabetes Mellitus.” J Rheumatol 14 (3): 582–85. (PDF)
  • Hnanicek J, Cimburova M, Putova I, Svoboda S, Stritesky J, Kratka K, Sosna B, Horak J. (2008). “ Lack of Association of Iron Metabolism and Dupuytren’s Disease .” J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 22 (4): 476–80. (PDF)
  • Bergenudd H, Lindgarde F, Nilsson BE. (1993). “Prevalence of Dupuytren’s Contracture and Its Correlation with Degenerative Changes of the Hands and Feet and with Criteria of General Health.” J Hand Surg Br 18 (2): 254–57. (PDF)
  • Rayan Ghazi M. (1988). “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dupuytren’s Contracture.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 81 (1): 50–53. (PDF)
  • Arafa M, Steingold RF, Noble J. (1984). “The Incidence of Dupuytren’s Disease in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Journal of Hand Surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland) 9 (2): 165–66. (PDF)
  • Patel M, Freeman NR, Dhaliwal S, Wright N, Daoud Y, Ryan C, Dibella a V, Menter a. (2014). “The Prevalence of Dupuytren Contractures in Patients with Psoriasis.” Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 39 (8): 894–99. (PDF)

Pediatric (For case reports, see Pediatric or Congenital)

  • Fetsch John F, Laskin William B, Miettinen Markku. (2005). “Palmar-Plantar Fibromatosis in Children and Preadolescents: A Clinicopathologic Study of 56 Cases with Newly Recognized Demographics and Extended Follow-up Information.” The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 29 (8): 1095–1105. (PDF)


  • Becker K, Tinschert S, et al. (2014). “The Importance of Genetic Susceptibility in Dupuytren’s Disease.” Clinical Genetics, April, 1–5. (PDF)
  • Hindocha Sandip, John Sally, Stanley John K, Watson Stewart J, Bayat Ardeshir. (2006). “The Heritability of Dupuytren’s Disease: Familial Aggregation and Its Clinical Significance.” Journal of Hand Surgery 31 (2): 204–10. (PDF)


  • Geoghegan JM, Forbes J, Clark DI, Smith C, Hubbard R. (2004). “Dupuytren’s Disease Risk Factors.” J Hand Surg Br 29 (5): 423–26. (PDF)
  • Hindocha S, McGrouther DA, Bayat A. (2009). “ Epidemiological Evaluation of Dupuytren’s Disease Incidence and Prevalence Rates in Relation to Etiology .” Hand (N Y) 4 (3): 69–256. (PDF)
  • Johnson G. (1884). “Seventy Cases of Dupuytren’s Contraction of the Fingers.” BMJ Mar 29: 603–4. (PDF)
  • Larsen Soren, Frederiksen Henrik. (2003). “Presentation Abstract: Genetic And Environmental Influence In Dupuytren’s Disease Among 6,105 Males.” JHS Vol. 288 (Supplement 1): 13. (PDF)
  • Nordenskjöld J, Englund M, Zhou C, Atroshi I. (2017). “Prevalence and Incidence of Doctor-Diagnosed Dupuytren’s Disease: A Population-Based Study.” The Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume 42 (7): 673–77. (PDF)