Dupuytren’s disease is a benign condition that occurs in the fascia of the palm and fingers, in the form of nodules and clamps that causes progressive Woodland fingerstoward the palm and, consequently, impaired hand function (difficulty in carrying out normal daily activities). The cause of the disease is unknown, several causative factors are incriminated smoking, diabetes mellitus, alcohol consumption, micro-traumatisms repeated on the hands.
Non-surgical or surgical treatment can be.
Non-surgical treatment consists of steroid injections in the painful nodules, but does not influence the natural evolution of the disease.
Surgical treatment consists in removing the digital and palmar fascia affected, with recovery of normal function of the hand.
Result of surgical treatment is influenced by stage of the disease, and postoperative recovery, which requires a high availability of the patient.