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What is the history of Dupuytren's contracture?

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Swiss doctor Felix Platter was the first to describe Dupuytren's contracture in the 1600s. Many years later, the condition was named for French surgeon Baron Guillaume Dupuytren, who gave a now-famous lecture on retracted fingers in 1831.

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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