SKIN EG DUPUYTREN'S DISEASE AND BURN CONTRACTURE ETC.
Contracture of the hand and digits may result from various types of skin, soft tissue and joint problems or combination of each. Contracture when minor is not disabling but when gross can render the hand function less. It is appropriate to seek medical attention for the most minor degree of contracture. Largely because some joints in the hand do not take kindly to reversing the contracture if left long standing. Contractures as result of trauma, burn injury and Dupuytren's disease are relatively easily treated with improvement in the hand function. Unfortunately there is a chance of recurrence or recontracture either based on the disease process or ongoing scarring. Hand rehabilitation and splintage is invariably needed in the postoperative phase to best manage the recovery.