TechniqueContinuous Passive Elongation Through an External Fixator: A Versatile and Beneficial Adjunct Technique to Treat Severe and Recurrent Cases of Dupuytren ContractureChan, Peter YW BA*; Marcus, Alexander MD†; Tan, Virak MD* Author Information *Institute for Hand and Arm Surgery, Madison, NJ †Orthopaedic Associates of Central Jersey, Edison, New Jersey Appropriate consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study. Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: VT is a principal in Virak Orthopedics, Harrison, NJ. For the remaining authors none were declared. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Peter YW Chan, BA, 345 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery ():10.1097/BTH.0000000000000422, December 19, 2022. | DOI: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000422 Buy PAP Metrics Abstract Dupuytren disease and its associated digit contracture often negatively impact the quality of life for patients. Severe cases of Dupuytren contracture and symptom recurrence are both difficult for hand surgeons to treat. Improved treatment options are therefore needed. One method is continuous passive elongation (CPE). In CPE, a device is affixed to the digit, which applies a continuous extending force to pull the affected finger out of flexion. Multiple external fixators used to induce CPE have been reported. However, a low-profile, hand-specific external fixator, the DigiFix, provides benefits over previously reported devices. We present the technique of CPE using DigiFix as a beneficial and versatile adjunct treatment for severe and recurrent cases of Dupuytren contracture. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.