Dupuytren Contracture (cont.)

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Is it possible to prevent a Dupuytren's contracture?

There is no prevention method for a Dupuytren's contracture.

What is the prognosis for Dupuytren's contractures?

The outlook for the condition itself is generally good. It typically progresses very slowly. The outlook for the treatments varies, but all can be very effective.

What specialists treat Dupuytren's contractures?

Specialists that treat Dupuytren's contractures include general practitioners, orthopedic hand surgeons, plastic surgeons, and occupational therapists.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/3/2015

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