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.
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