Dupuytren Literature: Injury / Trauma

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Dupuytren disease may be first diagnosed during recovery from injury or surgery. The biology of Dupuytren contracture has many similarities to the injury of repair. The exact relationship between injury and “activation” of Dupuytren disease is not clear. After local trauma, some patients may develop what looks like early Dupuytren but does not develop Dupuytren-like contracture progression. This is referred to as pseudo-Dupuytren and has been called “traumatic palmar fasciitis” and “non-Dupuytren’s disease”. The relation of Dupuytren and chronic heavy manual labor is unclear but supported by a preponderance of the evidence.

Trauma preceding Dupuytren disease:

  • Balakrishnan C, Sugg KB, Huettner W, Jarrahnejad P. Dupuytren’s contracture following burn injury of the hand: A case report and review of literature. Can J Plast Surg 2008;16:49–51. (PDF)
  • Bell RC, Furness JA. A study of the effect of recurrent trauma on the development of Dupuytren’s contracture. Br J Plast Surg 1977;30:149–50. (PDF)
  • Dickson JW. (1964). “Association of Sudeck’s Atrophy with Dupuytren’s Contracture.” Lancet 2 (7370): 1150–51. (PDF)
  • Elliot D, Ragoowansi R. Dupuytren’s disease secondary to acute injury, infection or operation distal to the elbow in the ipsilateral upper limb–a historical review. J Hand Surg Br 2005;30:148–56. (PDF)
  • Fisk G. The Relationship Of Trauma To Dupuytren’s Contracture. In: Hueston J, Tubiana R, editors. Dupuytren’s Dis., Grune & Stratton, London; 1974, p. 43–4. (PDF)
  • Gordon S, Anderson W. Dupuytren’s Contracture Following Injury. Br J Plast Surg 1961:129–31. (PDF)
  • Kelly S, Burke F, Elliot D. Injury to the distal radius as a trigger to the onset of Dupuytren’s disease. J Hand Surg J Br Soc Surg Hand 1992;17:225–9. (PDF)
  • Lanzetta M, Morrison W. Dupuytren’s disease occurring after a surgical injury to the hand. J Hand Surg J Br Soc Surg Hand 1996;21:481–3. (PDF)
  • Livingstone JA, Field J. (1999). “Algodystrophy and Its Association with Dupuytren’s Disease.” Journal of Hand Surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland) 24 (2): 199–202. (PDF)
  • Mcfarlane RM, Shum DT, Shurn DT. A single injury to the hand. Dupuytren’s Dis. Biol. Treat., 1990, p. 265–73. (PDF)
  • Roth PB. Dupuytren’s Contracture in a Young Man following Injury (shown before and after Operation). Proc R Soc Med 1920;13:227–8. (PDF)
  • Stewart H, Innes A, Burke F. (1985). “ The Hand Complications of Colles’ Fractures .” The Journal of Hand Surgery: Journal of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand 10 (1): 103–6. (PDF)
  • Wichelhaus A, Wendt M, Mielsch N, Gradl G, Mittlmeier T. (2015). “[Manifestation of Dupuytren Nodules Following Fracture of the Distal Radius].” Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie 47: 38–43. (PDF)

Pseudo-Dupuytren disease:

  • Abe Y, Rokkaku T, Ebata T, Tokunaga S, Yamada T. Dupuytren’s disease following acute injury in Japanese patients: Dupuytren’s disease or not? J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2007;32:569–72. (PDF)
  • Beasley RW. Dupuytren’s Disease. In: Beasley RW. Beasley’s Surgery of the Hand. Thieme: New York, 2003 468-487.(PDF)
  • Rayan GM, Moore J. Non-Dupuytren’s disease of the palmar fascia. J Hand Surg Br 2005;30:551–6. (PDF)
  • Rayan GM. Dupuytren’s disease vs non-Dupuytren’s contracture. J Hand Surg Am 2005;30:1019–20. (PDF)

Traumatic (accidental) correction of Dupuytren contracture:

  • D’Arcangelo M, Maffulli N, Kolhe S. Traumatic release of Dupuytren’s contracture. Acta Orthop Belg 1995;61:53–4. (PDF)
  • Grace D, McGrouther D, Phillips H. Traumatic correction of Dupuytren’s contracture. The J Hand Surg J Br Soc Surg Hand 1984; 9 :59–60. (PDF)
  • Sirotakova M, Elliot D. A historical record of traumatic rupture of Dupuytren’s contracture. J Hand Surg Br 1997;22:198–201. (PDF)

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