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Dupuytren's Disease: Review of the Current Literature

Authors
Journal
The Open Orthopaedics Journal
1874-3250
Publisher
Bentham Science
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2174/1874325001105010283
Source
Legacy
Keywords
  • Article
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

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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