Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:901–903 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0664-0 CASE REPORT Case report: middle phalanx resection as an alternative treatment to amputation of recurrent Dupuytren's contracture of the fifth digit Frédéric Teboul & Ebaa Sabri & Jean-Noel Goubier Received: 31 August 2011 /Accepted: 17 November 2011 /Published online: 3 January 2012 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction alternative to amputation of the digit to get better long- term results with an acceptable painless range of function The first publication of the disorder that later on called and preserve the finger tip sensation. Dupuytren's disease was in Switzerland by Felix Platter, who in 1614 described a case attributing the deformity to the flexor tendon contracture [1–4]. The first surgical treatment Observation was done by Baron Dupuytren in 1832 . This disease vastly affects old men of northern European descent . A 58-year-old male, right-handed dominant, manual worker The etiology of Dupuytren's disease remains elusive, patient presented with recurrence of Dupuytren's contracture although a number of theories have been proposed. There of fifth digit at the metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint (lack of are some risk factors like diabetes mellitus, alcoholism, smo- extension of 30°) and proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint king, epilepsy, old trauma that may predispose
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2012
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