The Open Orthopaedics Journal

ISSN: 1874-3250 ― Volume 10, 2016

Dupuytren's Disease: Review of the Current Literature

Morsi Khashan*, 1, Peter J Smitham 2, Wasim S Khan 3, Nicholas J Goddard 2
1 Orthopedic Surgery Department, Tel-Aviv Soursky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2 Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Free Hospital, Royal Free Hamstead NHS Trust, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG, UK
3 University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4LP, UK


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.

Keywords: Contracture, Dupuytren’s disease, Dupuytren’s nodules, fasciectomy, hand.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2011
Volume: 5
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 283
Last Page: 288
Publisher Id: TOORTHJ-5-283
DOI: 10.2174/1874325001105010283

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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* Address correspondence to this author at the Orthopedic Surgery Department, Tel-Aviv Soursky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Tel: +97236974724; Fax: +97236974736; E-mail:


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