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Dupuytren’s Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders

pp 305-316

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Hand Therapy for Dupuytren’s Contracture

  • Patricia DavisAffiliated withFlorida Hand Rehabilitation Email author 
  • , Charles EatonAffiliated withThe Hand Center

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Abstract

The postoperative care of patients recovering from surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture is problematic because the biology of Dupuytren’s responds with disproportionate inflammation to mechanical stimulation. The “no-tension” therapy program addresses this issue and is described along with other therapy interventions tailored to common postoperative issues. The focus of the “no-tension” program is to reduce the incidence of postoperative inflammation and improve final range of motion compared to other therapy programs.

Keywords

Hand therapy Therapy Orthotics No-tension Postoperative