2014, Cilt 40, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 019-021

Dupuytren’s Contracture: The Retrospective Analysis of 87 Patients
Mehmet Can ŞAKI, Burak ERSEN, Orhan TUNALI, İsmail AKSU, Ramazan KAHVECİ
Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Plastik Rekonstrüktif ve Estetik Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Bursa.
Keywords: Dupuytren's contracture. Agesex distribution. Finger involvement

Dupuytren’s contracture is a benign fibroproliferative disorder of palmar fascia of hand and digits characterized by abnormal scar tissue formation. We analyze 87 patients retrospectively who underwent surgery between July 2009 to December 2013 at our department. 74 of 87 patients were men (%85); 13 of 87 patients were women. Twelve patients had bilateral hand involvement. Seventy- five patients had one hand involvement. forty (53%) of them were operated from the left hand; 35 of them (47%) were operated by the right hand. 74 of the pa-tients were male (85%). 13 (15%) were female. (Male / female ratio 5.6 / 1). The youngest one of patients was 25 years old and the oldest one was 83 years old. 99 hands of 87 patients were examined by gender and hand-held frequency of the fingers. Mean age was 58 in men and 53 in women. Our study aimed to contribute to the prevalence studies of Dupuytren’s disease in Bursa.