Title: Risk factors in Dupuytren’s diathesis: is recurrence after surgery predictable?
Authors: Degreef, Ilse ×
De Smet, Luc #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Acta Medica Belgica
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:77 pages:27-32
Abstract: In order to investigate the prognostic value of possible
risk factors for Dupuytren’s diathesis, clinical
parameters on disease presentation in an operated
group of patients were compared with self-reported
recurrence after a minimum 2 years follow-up. In
order of significance, the following factors were
found to be significantly correlated with disease recurrence
: age of onset under 50 years (p = 0.01), bilateral
disease (p = 0.01), Ledderhose disease (p = 0.01),
first ray involvement (p = 0.02), multiple ray involvement
(more than 2 digits, p = 0.02), ectopic fibromatosis
(p = 0.02), family occurrence (p = 0.04) and
male gender (p = 0.05). No correlation of self-reported
disease recurrence was seen with diabetes, frozen
shoulder syndrome or epilepsy. An insight in the significance
of the influence of specific risk factors on
recurrence rates, helps in creating a clearer representation
of Dupuytren’s diathesis. This will help the surgeon
to more accurately inform the patient and possibly
to reconsider and adjust the choice in treatment
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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