The most important unsolved Dupuytren problem is recontracture or recurrence. The length of time for recontracture depends on individual biology, type of treatment and in some cases, changes in joints and tendons. No current procedure can restore a Dupuytren deformity to normal and also prevent recontracture. Each hand shown here has had recurrence after one or more fasciectomy procedures. All have visible scars, some marked with a pen.