One hundred consecutive patients with Dupuytren's contracture were examined and seventy-two of these were operated on.
The operations were radical and limited excision of the palmar fascia as well as subcutaneous fasciotomy and amputation. An analysis of the results of each method of treatment is given.
The patients whose hands were not operated on were followed to determine the rate of progress of their disease and the need for operation.
Copyright 1966 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated