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This chapter will provide an overview of the principles of hand therapy intervention used in the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease and the evidence to support it. Early disease and impact on hand function is discussed and the rehabilitation process is presented sequentially. It is not intended as a manual to treat Dupuytren’s disease. The authors will present usual practice, evidence where available and highlight their preferred treatment. The current topical debate regarding the use of splinting is reported.

Original publication

DOI

10.5680/lhhs000022

Type

Chapter

Book title

Living Textbook of Hand Surgery

Publication Date

27/02/2015