Dupuytren's Disease: Review of the Current Literature
Morsi Khashan*, 1, Peter J Smitham 2, Wasim S Khan 3, Nicholas J Goddard 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 283
Last Page: 288
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-5-283
Article History:Received Date: 3/1/2011
Revision Received Date: 14/3/2011
Acceptance Date: 23/4/2011
Electronic publication date: 28/7/2011
Collection year: 2011
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Dupuytren’s disease is one of the most common condition seen by hand surgeons. It is not only prevalent but can also be a most debilitating condition resulting in significant loss of function of the fingers involved. The cause of this disease, however still remains largely unknown although some recent evidence suggests a stem cell etiology. This review article summarizes the current known knowledge of Dupuytren’s as well as the clinical findings, investigations and treatments available.