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How is Dupuytren's contracture diagnosed?

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Your doctor should be able to tell that you have Dupuytren's contracture just by looking at your bent fingers and feeling the tissue on your palm. The doctor might also check the strength and range of motion in your affected hand.

You may get "table top" test, where you put your hand, palm side down, on a table. If your hand doesn't lie flat, the symptoms of Dupuytren's contracture are probably severe enough that you need to have surgery.

From: Understanding Dupuytren's Contracture WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Flatt, A. , 2001. BUMC Proceedings

Mayo Clinic.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medscape.com.

Trojian, T. , July 1, 2007. American Family Physician

Badalamente, M. , July-August 2007. The Journal of Hand Surgery

American Association for Hand Surgery.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Flatt, A. , 2001. BUMC Proceedings

Mayo Clinic.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Medscape.com.

Trojian, T. , July 1, 2007. American Family Physician

Badalamente, M. , July-August 2007. The Journal of Hand Surgery

American Association for Hand Surgery.

Reviewed by David Zelman on October 11, 2017

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