Wound complications in the surgical management of Dupuytren's contracture: A comparison of operative incisions

R. H. Gelberman, J. S. Panagis, Patrick T. Hergenroeder, G. S. Zakaib

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Abstract

A prospective study was carried out comparing the z-plasty, volar zig-zag and open-palm incisions in eighty-two patients undergoing partial selective fasciectomy for Dupuytren's disease. Flap necrosis, haematoma, and postoperative pain were greatest following the z-plasty and zig-zag incisions. While healing was somewhat delayed and a digital nerve was lacerated in the transverse open-palm group, the complication rate was lower overall and we now prefer this technique for partial selective fasciectomy for Dupuytren's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-254
Number of pages7
JournalHand
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1982
Externally publishedYes

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