The Role of Static Night Splinting After Contracture Release for Dupuytren’s Disease: A Preliminary Recommendation Based on Clinical Cases

  • Albrecht MeinelEmail author


Dupuytren himself successfully used the night splint following fasciotomy of permanently retracted fingers. Pathogenesis of the disease, needle fasciotomy, and static night splinting are presented in their biologic context. The effect of the splint is demonstrated in a typical case study. The present study is an appeal for the application of the static finger extension splint in the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease.


Static night splinting Compliance Glove splint Silicone finger bed Long-term splinting Postoperative therapy Non-surgical treatment 



The author developed the concept of the FixxGlove night splint and receives royalties from the sales of the FixxGlove night splint.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dupuytren-AmbulanzWürzburgGermany

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