ABOUT DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE
Characteristics of the condition
- A collagen-containing cord forms in the palm and finger1
- The cord thickens and shortens2
- As the disease progresses, the cord may pull the finger toward the palm2
When evaluating a patient for Dupuytren’s contracture, consider the following2,3:
- Contracture of either the middle or base joints, also known as proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and metacarpophalangeal (MP) joints, respectively
- Range of motion in the fingers
- Presence of a palpable cord
- Positive table-top test
- Previous surgical scars
- Badalamente M, Hurst L. Efficacy and safety of injectable mixed collagenase subtypes in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2007;32A(6):767-774.
- Bayat A, McGrouther DA. Management of Dupuytren’s disease—clear advice for an elusive condition. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006;88(1):3-8.
- XIAFLEX [package insert]. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; October 2014.