Hand Therapy for Dupuytren’s Contracture



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.


Hand therapy Therapy Orthotics No-tension Postoperative 



The authors thank Roslyn Evans, CHT, OTR/L, who was the inspiration and provided the backbone for this chapter.


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  1. 1.Florida Hand RehabilitationJupiterUSA
  2. 2.The Hand CenterJupiterUSA

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