Progression to Dupuytren's contracture
The resulting inability to fully extend the affected fingers and reduction in range of motion, can be psychosocially and physically disabling for the patient.
The condition is commonly bilateral and often associated with other areas of the body, such as Garrod's knuckle pads (44–54%), plantar fibromatosis (Ledderhose disease, 6–31%), and penile fibromatosis (Peyronie's disease, 2–8%).
There is no cure for Dupuytren’s but there are effective treatment options which can improve the lives of patients with Dupuytren’s.
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