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What are treatments for Dupuytren's contracture?

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If Dupuytren's contracture isn't bothering you much, you shouldn't need treatment. But if Dupuytren's hampers your daily activities, your doctor may recommend one of these treatments:

1. Stretching exercises for very mild cases

2. Steroid injections to help bring down inflammation and possibly slow the course of the disease (they don't actually straighten the finger.)

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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