Traumatic release of Dupuytren's contracture.

Published online: Mar 27 1995

M D'Arcangelo, N Maffulli, and S Kolhe.

Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Scotland, United Kingdom.


A case of partial traumatic division of a Dupuytren's band in a 56-year-old man with known Dupuytren's disease is described. Management consisted of exploration of the wound and limited fasciectomy, with excision of the diseased fascia, the pretendinous band, the lateral cord and the spiral cord. Postoperative recovery was uneventful, and the patient returned to work. He remains well two years after the injury.