|Dupuytren's Contracture Scarring|
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- Making small incisions in the thickened tissue
- Removing diseased tissue
- Removing diseased tissue and overlying damaged skin, and then repairing resulting gaps in skin with skin grafts
- Percutaneous needle fasciotomy
Exercise Therapy After Surgery
- Delay the progressive worsening of the condition
- Ease any tenderness that may be present in the nodules
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American Society for Surgery of the Hand http://www.assh.org
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Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Teresa Briedwell, DPT, OCS
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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