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

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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.

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

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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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Meinel, A. (2012). The Role of Static Night Splinting After Contracture Release for Dupuytren’s Disease: A Preliminary Recommendation Based on Clinical Cases. In: Eaton, C., Seegenschmiedt, M., Bayat, A., Gabbiani, G., Werker, P., Wach, W. (eds) Dupuytren’s Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22697-7_42

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