Dupuytren's Contracture and Ledderhose disease
Dupuytren's Contracture was first described by Doctor Guillaume Dupuytren in Paris.
The precise cause of a Dupuytren's Contracture is not known. However, it is known that it runs in families, that it occurs more frequently in patients with diabetes, epilepsy and alcoholisme.
This disease is characterized by the formation of hard bumps on hand palms. These bumps can develop as strings that force the fingers in flexion( contracture).The disease occurs frequently on both hands.
Today different treatments are available. Needle Aponeurotomy is considered as the first treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture. Well known is the treatment of surgery. Then there are the collagenase injections.
The equivalent of Dupuytren's Contracture on the foot is Ledderhose disease. This condition can also be treated by Needle Aponeurotomy. Well known is the treatment of surgery.
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This page was last modified on 5 May 2017.